'Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding' Review: Kelly Rowland's 'musical' wedding will bring you festive love and joy
Lifetime's latest film, Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding' will surely make you believe that love breaks all barriers. The film stars Kelly Rowland as the main lead playing the character of Jacquie Liddle, opposite the love of her life, Tyler, played by Thomas Cadrot.
The film revolves around a 'Christmas Wedding' which Liddle tries her best to make it a 'Fairy Tale' one, right from the most expensive flowers to a wedding dress from London, she goes for all the top-notch things for her wedding. But her plans fall apart when her snooty wedding planner quits just a few days before her big day after Liddle's sister and mother share their opinion about the decor.
The bride's and groom's family then take the matter into their own hands and try their best to make the wedding work, as they divide all the work, from flowers to photography to makeup amongst themselves. But just a day before the wedding Liddle's sister Kiara (Bresha Webb) accidentally spoils her wedding dress. The couple then decides to not get married on Christmas eve and inform all their guests about the canceled wedding. But the marriage officiant arrives, after which the couple fights all odds and gets married on Christmas eve, while their entire family attended the event in their pajamas.
Even though there are some big names in the cast, like Kelly Rowland and Debbi Morgan, the film looks like a televised play, and it suffers from it. There are long, dialogue-heavy scenes with very little action, fairly long pauses on character's faces along with some short jump cuts in certain scenes. The film unfolds some solid messages about working through conflict, being accountable for your actions, and letting go, but it's a long 87 minutes to glean those messages given this format.
Almost every scene in the film starts with a 'close up' shot and after one point viewers can easily point it that a lot of opening scenes looked very similar. Even though the film has these loopholes, the music of the film is done by Rowland and it is surely tremendously amazing, right from the 'Christmas song' to a very romantic track, the film is surely a 'musical' delight' to some extent. The film is shot at beautiful locations and the holiday and wedding decorations in the film will surely give you a visual treat.
Rowland has done an amazing job with her character, just like she did in the prequel of the film but her character looked very dominant to Cadrot's character, whom she marries at the end. Towards the end of the film, Marchelle, who is Liddle's mother (Debbi Morgan) indirectly announced, that the family will meet again at Liddle's baby shower. Making it clear for the viewers that the next part of their lives will be coming soon.
The film will premiere on Saturday, November 28 at 8 PM ET on Lifetime Movies.