A Castle for Christmas (2021)

A Castle for Christmas
Director: Mary Lambert
Writer: Ally Carter, Kim Beyer-Johnson
Cast: Brooke Shields, Cary Elwes, Lee Ross, Andi Osho, Tina Gray, Eilidh Loan, Stephen Oswald, Vanessa Grasse, Desiree Burch, Antony Strachan, Drew Barrymore
Seen on: 7.1.2022

Sophie (Brooke Shields) is a bestselling author but after a rather catastrophic talkshow appearance and a general creative rut, she decides that she needs to get away. She flies to Scotland to revisit the castle where her family used to work. Once there, she finds that the grumpy duke who owns the place, Myles (Cary Elwes) is looking for a buyer for the castle. Sophie jumps at the chance. But Myles is actually not very willing to part with his estate and has some stipulations that make it necessary for Sophie to spend a few months at the caste wtih him. Sparks start to fly.

A Castle for Christmas has one thing to recommend it, and that is that it has a romantic pairing that is older. Other than that, it is pretty lackluster in its paint-by-numbers set-up.

The film poster showing Myles (Cary Elwes) and Sophie (Brooke Shields) in matching clothes in front of a castle entrance covered in Christmas lights.
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