Palm it Off
When Jessica Brady (Dina Meyer) has to go to Palm Springs for Christmas for work she refuses to let her children Zoey (Kirstin Dorn) and Dylan (Devin Lawrence) stay with their father, her estranged husband Joe (Patrick Muldoon). Not wanting their father to be alone for Christmas the tech savvy Zoey and Dylan manufacture things for their dad to be in Palm Strings for a meeting about his play. With Jessica and Joe not being overly happy with what their children have done it doesn't stop the young Brady's from trying to match make their parents with the help of Hotel worker Gabriel (Bill Cobbs) especially as they fear their mum's boss fancies her.
Blah, I hate blah, blah disappoints me and when I watch a blah movie I get really bored. Unfortunately "Christmas in Palm Springs" is a blah movie with a familiar storyline, weak performances of stereotypical characters and a storyline which does little to keep you engaged in the simplistic story. I say simplistic as for all the comings and going's as Joe ends up annoying Jessica with his messing around in his pursuit of her you know that there has to be a happy ever after ending by the time the movie ends. And those comings of goings which include Joe mocking some art work to the children hacking into their parent's phones are mind numbingly dull.
The worst thing is that not it has an appealing cast playing uninteresting characters but "Christmas in Palm Springs" is another movie trading on Christmas in the name but having nothing to do with it. The only thing which is Christmas about it is that it is set at Christmas and that is it which is annoying.
What this all boils down to is that "Christmas in Palm Springs" ends up below par for me and despite some familiar faces is a slog to watch as it fails to really grab you.
Tags: Christmas Movies