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Review: Just In Time For Christmas

K and I just finished watching "Just In Time For Christmas," a new Hallmark holiday movie with an "It's A Wonderful Life" twist to it.

A young psychology professor at a small college near Seattle, who aspires to have her thesis published as a book for general consumption, gets an offer from Yale of an associate professorship with a tenure track while on her way to a date with her boyfriend where he proposes to her.

The movie revolves around her having a chance to find out what would happen if she chooses one over the other.

K and I both enjoyed the movie, which was shot in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia. I even recognized The Empress Hotel in one of the shots from my visit to Victoria when I was stationed at Fort Lewis.

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grandma20121 wrote on December 8, 2015, 9:51 PM

it sounds like a lovely holiday movie, if i ever come across it i might watch myself

CoralLevang wrote on December 8, 2015, 9:53 PM

I haven't been to Victoria for over 40 years. I think this spring is the time for me to do it.

wolfgirl569 wrote on December 8, 2015, 10:37 PM

Sounds like a good movie. I need to look it up and see if I can watch it anywhere

cheri wrote on December 8, 2015, 11:20 PM

I miss watching movies at home. May be I will have the time during my Christmas break

Paulie wrote on December 8, 2015, 11:30 PM

If the movie has a twist like "It's a Wonderful Life." I would enjoy watching "Just in Time for Christmas."

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 9, 2015, 12:26 AM

Oh, that sounds like a very interesting movie plot, just like what I have always wished I could do, see what life would be like if I had chosen another path than the one I am on. I would like to see this movie sometime.

JohnRoberts wrote on December 9, 2015, 9:57 AM

William Shatner played the one guiding her, right? This one I passed on in my glut of Hallmark Christmas watching.

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 9, 2015, 10:55 AM

It was another very formulaic holiday offering, admittedly, but at least the two main characters were neither writers, nor in marketing, nor rich v poor. The foreshadowing when the girl called her mom and her mom was watching "It's A Wonderful Life" on TV was a little too on point. There were some very amusing scenes and seeing Victoria Harbor in a lot of the outdoor shots was my favorite part. Again, it made good seasonal background.

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DWDavisRSL wrote on December 9, 2015, 10:56 AM

I love Victoria and Vancouver. I've often thought, if I could make a living off my writing, I would like to live in Victoria at least part of the year.

CoralLevang wrote on December 9, 2015, 11:57 AM

Oh, that would be lovely. I think that you should explore this area a bit. We do seem to have a lot of writers' groups up here...and authors...LOL

markgraham wrote on December 10, 2015, 2:18 PM

This is a good movie I just saw it.