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A HOLIDAY CHANCE

"Too Slow with Too Many Problems"

What You Need To Know:

A HOLIDAY CHANCE opens during a family’s annual Christmas party. Noel, the family’s younger daughter, has worked for her father, Garvin Chance’s, multi-million dollar film production company for several years. Naomi, Noel’s older married sister, takes only a minimal interest in the company. Their father suddenly dies of a heart attack after giving a speech about life, love and family. Noel is chagrined when, during the reading of the will, their father gives both of them control of the company. She’s more chagrined when Naomi suddenly decides she’d like to take a more active role. Their conflict comes to a boil a year later at the next Christmas party.

A HOLIDAY CHANCE is too slow and becomes unexpectedly dramatic when the conflict between the two sisters turns into a bitter fight. The movie extols forgiveness, love, reconciliation, and family. However, it’s marred by too much foul language and a subplot where a minor character is really a lesbian and has a homosexual lover. The major characters seem to have no problem with this revelation. MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution for A HOLIDAY CHANCE.

Content:

(B, C, Ho, LLL, V, A, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Light moral, redemptive worldview extols forgiveness, love, reconciliation, and family, but the movie’s Christmas references don’t mention the holiday’s spiritual significance, and the movie has a politically correct, unbiblical attitude when it’s revealed that a minor character has a lesbian lover

Foul Language:
About 39 obscenities (including “s,” “h,” “d,” and a** words), one JC profanity and six light profanities (mostly OMG)

Violence:
Two sisters fight when the conflict between them comes to a boil, woman brings a baseball bat to confront a side character but learns she was mistaken about the woman, and father has a heart attack, collapses and dies

Sex:
A lesbian couple kisses in one scene and is shown together in other scenes

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
Some alcohol use

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking content or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Jealousy, sibling rivalry and crooked business practices, but they’re rebuked and overcome.

More Detail:

A HOLIDAY CHANCE is a drama about two sisters who come into conflict when their late father puts them both in charge of the successful film and television production company in his will. A HOLIDAY CHANCE has too much foul language and a minor character who’s homosexual, but it’s also too slow and turns unexpectedly dramatic when the conflict between the two sisters turns into a bitter fight during the family’s annual Christmas party.

The movie opens during the family’s annual Christmas party. The younger sister, Noel, has worked for her father, Garvin Chance’s, multi-million dollar film production company for several years. Her older sister, Naomi, is married and takes only a minimal interest in the company. Sadly, their father suddenly dies of a heart attack after giving a speech about life, love and family.

Noel is chagrined when, during the reading of the will, their father gives both of them control of the company. She’s even more chagrined when Naomi suddenly decides she’d like to take a more active role. Their conflict comes to a boil at the next Christmas party. Can the two sisters overcome the conflict and save their father’s production company, which is heavily in debt because of some recent flops?

A HOLIDAY CHANCE is too slow and becomes unexpectedly dramatic when the conflict between the two sisters turns into a bitter fight. That said, the movie extols forgiveness, love, reconciliation, and family. However, it’s marred by too much foul language and a subplot where it’s revealed that a minor character is really a lesbian and has a homosexual lover. The major characters seem to have no problem with this revelation. Finally, the movie’s Christmas references don’t mention the holiday’s spiritual significance. MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution for A HOLIDAY CHANCE.