A Wish for Christmas full movie review - Conflict of Interest
This movie starts out well, but then implodes. Sara is easy on the eyes, and her wish of being more confident is interesting and unique, but that plot device is generally wasted in the end.
This movie has multiple violations of accepted and realistic corporate procedures. First of all, Sara is called a "junior web developer" who reports to the Director of Marketing? Wait what? Web developers design websites based on the input and instructions of the business, aka marketing people, they do not determine or direct corporate marketing strategy. Sara would be in IT, or in the .com department, NOT in marketing. Second of all, HR at this company has their hands full now since the CEO is openly in love with a direct subordinate, and he has promised her a promotion - which is not seen in the movie, which means it is inbound, which means everyone at the company would interpret the promotion as favoritism towards his girlfriend when it eventually happens. The whole thing of the boss getting the hots for his subordinate made me sick. The movie also spends WAY too much time in the middle bogged down in putzy conversations that do not move the plot forward, toeing the "should we really do this since you are my boss" line. I liked the jerk client at the end (he seemed the most realistic character in the movie), and they totally wasted Sara's reaction and capability in that scene. In the ending we get, the conversation we waited the entire movie for is not seen. Same thing with the CEO and his daddy issues. Of course his dad wants him to move to the small town and take over the family business - I've seen three Hallmark movies today and and two of them had this plot device, and it is really weak. Anyway, this movie starts out with great promise, gets lost debating if an attractive, young female subordinate should fool around with her boss, then decides skip over the juicy scenes and tie everything up in a way too short bow. I would rate this movie a C-.