Lindsay Lohan is dipping a toe again into the pool of appearing, beginning with a made-for-TV love story. If that sentence sounds acquainted, it’s as a result of that was roughly the narrative round 2012’s Liz & Dick on Lifetime, wherein she performed Elizabeth Taylor all through the years.
It appeared like a task made for her: a barely larger-than-life headline grabber and man stealer (Taylor acquired with Eddie Fisher when he was nonetheless with Debbie Reynolds; Lohan and Hilary Duff allegedly performed the identical roles with the late Aaron Carter) who began within the business as a baby and have become a tabloid fixture whose demons appeared, at instances, to get the higher of her. Off in school, I had no solution to watch Lifetime, so I purchased Liz & Dick on iTunes. I used to be ! From what I keep in mind, Lohan is simply considerably as much as the fabric. Although gifted, she’s by no means been a chameleon, and as Taylor acquired older, Lohan’s efficiency turned much less plausible. Anyway.
Virtually precisely a decade later, Netflix is giving us the Lifetime-esque Falling for Christmas, Lohan’s newest return to appearing. The film follows Sierra, a passive and pampered lodge inheritor who bonks her head and forgets who she is. Sierra is taken in by kindly ski-lodge proprietor Jake (Chord Overstreet), who teaches her tips on how to be a daily particular person, and when she will get her reminiscence again, she’s nonetheless modified for the higher, and off they go. If that sounds acquainted, it’s as a result of it’s roughly the plot of Overboard starring Goldie Hawn (remade extra lately starring Anna Faris).
Whereas Liz & Dick was a stretch for Lohan’s appearing muscle groups, Christmas doesn’t even have interaction them. I preferred the film effectively sufficient, but it surely hardly counts as a return to appearing, and I hope Lohan will get an actual function—quickly.
Sierra is an Eloise kind who lives at her household’s lodge chain, reminding me of Lohan’s companion in partying Paris Hilton. Her self-obsessed influencer boyfriend Tad (George Younger) is amiably goofy, and his facet quest (after additionally falling down a mountain however not shedding his reminiscence, he depends on a hermit for survival) is enjoyable to look at. As a hardworking and helpful underdog widower, Overstreet, finest recognized for Glee, pulls his narrative weight, delivering the typically wood dialogue sincerely. There’s a cute child and a personality who is kind of Santa Claus. Followers of The Princess Change and A Christmas Prince (each of which pop up within the scene wherein Sierra…watches Netflix) will likely be happy. In actual fact, on the planet of Netflix Christmas fare, this is among the extra grounded. No irrationally scheming villain, no handy new legal guidelines about monarchy, no invented nations! It takes place in a pretend small city close to “town,” which, certain.