'Christmas on the Vine' Review: Lifetime Movies pairs wine and romance wonderfully in a snow-filled treat
The most catchy thing about the film is the location of the winery and the decoration of the place
Lifetime Movies is back with another Christmas film titled, 'Christmas on the Vine' which casts Julianna Guill and Jon Cor in the lead roles. The film revolves around a marketing executive, Brooke, who helps and saves the deteriorating family business of winery shop owner Tyler, during Christmas.
Brooke (Julianna), who is a young marketing executive, goes to her beautiful hometown on a business trip and with a personal intention to relive her Christmas memories. Brooke works in a marketing firm, faces a big challenge to bring back Tyler's family's struggling wine business. She happily takes up the challenge and later faces a lot of difficulties while trying to help the winery owners. She brings in her grandma's cookies recipes, invites various wine distributors and even helps the family to restore an age-old wine recipe, which Tyler's (winery shop owner) grandfather left for him.
By the end, Tyler (Jon Cor) and Brooke organize a beautiful traditional Christmas event where people from all over the small town come together and taste the wine. The event turns out to be a hit as everyone loved the cookies and the wines, bringing the business back in the game.
Julianna does full justice to her character, as she plays the character of a happy woman whose hopes and creativity bring back Tyler's family winery. Whereas Jon turns out as a "charismatic yet stubborn owner of the winery" who doesn't like many changes and wants to keep his winery alive traditionally. In order to bring back life to the business, Brooke and Tyler do join hands but he does not agree with Brooke as she tries to revamp the business with a modern social media approach whereas Tyler wants to stick with the traditional techniques.
'Christmas on the Vine' is a good-hearted holiday movie and while Tyler and his winery goes through some deep tragedy, Julianna's character keeps the mood light enough to not ruin the Christmas, while still making sure the stakes are taken care of. Clocking in at nearly two hours, the film may be an overstuffed journey, but high-energy musical sequences and beautiful scenic views keep it moving while top-notch production design brings it to life. It is a charming, full-tilt holiday musical that wears all the Christmas feels.
The most catchy thing about the film is the location of the winery and the decoration of the place. Right from Brooke and Tyler roaming around in the beautiful snowy lands to them decorating the age-old winery house together, it surely is a visual delight.
The film will release on Friday, November 13 at 8 pm on Lifetime Movies.