"Moral Messages, Lackluster Production Quality"
What You Need To Know:
HEARTS & VINES has some cute comical moments. Also, the female lead has a good character arc. Otherwise, the story and production values are simple and lackluster. HEARTS & VINES has a light moral worldview with some Romantic elements that are a bit idealistic. The movie centers on a man’s desire to help his friend get out of a challenging situation. HEARTS & VINES also has some rude behavior and selfishness that’s eventually refuted. On the bright side, it depicts some carolers singing “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” HEARTS & VINES is an appropriate, wholesome movie for families with children.
HEARTS & VINES is a romantic drama streaming on Pure Flix about a builder and decorator of a home renovation TV program who must film a Christmas episode, despite not having a crew and being quarantined in a remote area of upstate New York. HEARTS & VINES has a light, heartfelt moral worldview with some Romantic elements and Christian lyrics from “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” but the production values are rather simple and lackluster.
As the movie opens, longtime college friends Hannah and Cash are on location 15 miles outside of Niagara Falls in upstate New York filming their home renovation television program, DESTINATION RENOVATION. These days, Hannah acts like a diva at every turn, and her attitude brings down the crew. Cash asserts that Hannah has changed ever since she got an agent, the same agent who encouraged her to fly first-class instead of drive with the rest of the team.
However, little does Hannah know that, when she flew, she caught a virus from a fellow passenger. Now, all the cast and crew must quarantine for two weeks.
Cash and Hannah are left at the property they were filming for the two weeks and tensions are high. To complicate matters even more, Christmas is right around the corner, and Cash’s father bought him a plane ticket to come home. Hannah reveals to Cash that her agent’s contract states that he controls all her funds, which is why she’s been acting entitled and different than before.
Cash confides in the showrunner, Mitch, about Hannah’s predicament, but he comes up with a bright idea. Why don’t they film a Christmas episode on their smartphones?
Mitch reluctantly agrees and Cash and Hannah set off finding sponsors who can donate renovation supplies and Christmas décor for the episode. However, with limited resources and time, can Cash and Hannah complete their task?
HEARTS & VINES is your typical Christmas movie that could play in the background, and viewers wouldn’t miss many plot points. There’s also a lackluster production quality. Still, many fans of this genre might find the movie heartfelt, and the dialogue does have some cute comical moments that add more levels to the tone. Also, the female lead has a good character arc.
HEARTS & VINES has a light moral worldview with some Romantic elements that are a bit idealistic. The movie centers on a man’s desire to help his friend get out of a challenging situation. HEARTS & VINES also has some rude behavior and selfishness, but it’s eventually refuted. On the bright side, it depicts some carolers singing “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” HEARTS & VINES is an appropriate, wholesome movie for families with children.