The Christmas season is here, the city is filled with colorful lights, pine trees everywhere and carols are heard. With this we have the Christmas movies, and opening the season we have Last Christmas, starring Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asian).
Nothing seems to go right for young Kate, a frustrated Londoner who works as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. But things soon take a turn for the better when she meets Tom — a handsome charmer who seems too good to be true. As the city transforms into the most wonderful time of the year, Tom and Kate’s growing attraction turns into the best gift of all — a Yuletide romance.
Kate is an average girl, who has the dream of being a great singer but the luck is not in her favor. She works in a Christmas store, without a Christmas spirit and without housing. Everything changes when she meets Tom, a stranger who teaches her to be a better person, to love herself, to care for others and to be a better person.
Kate is a rebellious and wayward girl who does not have a fixed path, seeks the dream of being a great singer but does not devote herself to anything. At the beggining her selfish attitude is anoying because she only seeks benefit from those around her without giving anything in return, but little by little you can understands her story and comes to have a great tie and pleasure for the character. Emilia Clarke plays an excellent paper, very different to her previous roles with a carefree and fun attitude.
Tom is almost the perfect boy. Comprehensive, kind, sweet and supportive. With a great wisdom of life. Henry Golding does an impeccable job that is hard not to fall in love with, a great representation of the idea boy.
A fun story, with a genuine Christmas vibe. With a very current theme touches on issues such as organ donation, homeless people, feminism, migration and LGBT + couples. All this in a natural and daily way, without being forced, which makes the whole plot develop very well and feel a true connection and empathy.
In Kate’s journey, the viewer is understanding her story, because she is who she is, how she got to that point, her dreams and ideals, and we see a growth of the character. The chemistry between the main actors is excellent with well treated and really human characters.
It is a Christmas movie where Christmas does not explode, a romantic film without being too sweet, a comedy without being ironic, that leaves a great taste and makes you reflect on what is really important.
A great recommendation for these times, which will fill you with the Christmas spirit. and it only remains to say …
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