There’s a new Christmas film on Netflix and it’s being described as the worst film ever.
Everyone has a personal preference when it comes to their favourite festive film, and it’s hard to be swayed once you’ve settled on your choice.
Some enjoy the romance of Love Actually or The Holiday, while others love the mischief of Home Alone. For many it doesn’t even feel like Christmas until they’ve watched John McClane exclaim ‘Yippee-ki-yay’ in Die Hard or seen Buddy try to bond with his dad in Elf.
With of all these classics available, I think it would be quite difficult for a new Christmas film to take the world by storm, and producers are probably aware of this.
I imagine the best they can hope for is that their film successfully captures the essence of Christmas and people enjoy watching it.
Unfortunately Netflix’s new Christmas film hasn’t been very successful in that area. It’s not just that it’s a bad film within the Christmas genre, but it’s actually being dubbed the worst film of all genres, of all time.
Christmas Wedding Planner stars Jocelyn Hudon, Stephen Huszar, and Gossip Girl’s Kelly Rutherford, and was originally released as a TV movie in 2017.
To give you a brief overview of the storyline, the IMDB description reads:
Wedding Planner, Kelsey Wilson, is about to have her big break: planning her beloved cousin’s lavish and exclusive wedding.
Everything is going smoothly until Connor McClane, a devilishly handsome private investigator, shows up and turns Kelsey’s world upside-down. Hired by a secret source, Connor quickly disrupts the upcoming nuptials but wins Kelsey’s heart in the process.
While it seems to follow the classic event-disaster-reconciliation/falling in love storyline of the majority of rom-coms, which (for me, at least) still manage to be entertaining despite their predictability, various reviews of Christmas Wedding Planner reveal the film lacks, well, pretty much everything that makes a film enjoyable.
Clearly angry at having given up an hour and a half of their lives to the film, viewers didn’t hold back when offering their opinions, with most people giving it one star on IMDB.
One frustrated person explained how they felt the need to review the film purely to save anyone else from watching it.
They titled their review ‘If you are in to medieval torture…’, and if that isn’t enough to dissuade you, then here’s the rest:
Never wrote a review before. Never felt the need to warn my fellow humans to beware. OMG! The only way to make this movie more cheesy would be to name one of the characters “Mac”. The ending had me groaning in pain.
Another really launched into some detail and provided a helpful list of all the things people can do rather than watch Christmas Wedding Planner.
Brew up a cup of hot cocoa, and then dump in a hearty helping of your favourite cleaning chemical.
This one’s a doozy.Here are a few tidbits about this abysmal, schlocky assault on the senses:
1. The female lead spends half the film texting her dead mother.
2. Joey Fatone plays a chef. He has way too much dialogue. He plates and serves a lobster like 2 and a half minutes after it has been ordered.
3. The film’s ending wipes out the second and third waves of feminism in one deadly, surgical strike.
Please. Hug a loved one. Read a book. Water your plants. Pick your scabs. Do anything but spend a nanosecond of your infinitesimally short time on this earth watching this movie.
So, I think it’s safe to say they weren’t a fan.
Another review read:
This is by far the WORST movie I think I’ve ever seen. How it was in my recommend on Netflix has me perplexed. The dialogue was horrible. The acting somehow even worse. And the ending was absolutely absurd.
It was like a car wreck that you couldn’t stop staring at. I literally made an account to save people from 90 mins of cringe.
So there you have it; Christmas Wedding Planner is probably one to avoid if you come across it on the streaming service.
Netflix actually says the film is a 98 per cent match for me, so I’m not thrilled about what that says for my taste in movies.
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.