Edited by: Odleen
Paul Feig’s “Last Christmas” looks every bit like your standard holiday romantic-comedy, but it has some surprises under its gauzy wrapping.
According to AP News, Kate (Emilia Clarke) works in a year-round Christmas ornament shop in London where she must dress daily in a green elf costume. A repeatedly self-described mess living couch to couch, Kate’s life begins to change after she meets a mysterious stranger (Henry Golding) whose life advice — “Just look up” — would be too hokey for anything but aspiring meteorologists.
So far, this might sound like a reworking of Ernst Lubitsch’s “The Shop Around the Corner” (still the greatest X-mas rom-com). And yet “Last Christmas” turns out to be something less familiar. It’s the first — and likely the last — Brexit Christmas movie.
That’s not exactly the stuff of movie posters. Those drawn to “Last Christmas” by the infectious lilt of the Wham! classic and the appeal of seeing Clarke newly freed from “Game of Thrones” will encounter a holiday fable that slyly inverts many of the usual trappings of the romantic comedy — so much so that’s it’s neither particularly funny nor especially romantic.
-Associated Press News-