'Reba McEntire's Christmas In Tune' Review : A sweet retuning of lovers' heartstrings
A Snow Ball, two lovers with unfinished business and a chance to share the stage once more. How is love not to happen?
Spoilers for 'Reba McEntire's Christmas in Tune'
Lifetime brings us a brand-new Christmas romance and this one definitely has our attention. Set to unite two estranged singers who broke up personally and professionally, the Christmas flick will take us on a journey of rediscovering love.
'Reba McEntire's Christmas in Tune' also serves as the first Lifetime movie that Reba McEntire stars in, so fans of the artist can look forward to her musical Christmas movie too. Read on to know what happens and our thoughts on the flick.
The Lifetime movie opens on a jolly note as we are treated to Reba McEntire's lovely voice which sets the tone for the movie that promises to be filled with more tunes. Georgia Winter (Reba McEntire) is a majorly successful solo artist, but that wasn't always the case. She was originally part of husband-wife singing duo, Georgia and Joe, with her man now out of her life. Joe Winter(John Schneider) leads his life as a successful lyricist, who's separated from her with both vowing to never work together again. But vows are meant to be broken when a loved one comes calling for help. Enter their daughter Belle(Candice King), for whom the couple decides to perform together in a Christmas Snow Ball for one night only with the match to the flame lit again.
Reba McEntire is a joy to watch with her lovely wide smiles and jolly acting that'll get you feeling happy as soon as you see them. She's called the 'Queen of Country' for a reason and as she puts on her cowboy boot and belts out those notes, you'll see exactly why. John Schneider puts up a good performance as well and has great chemistry with Reba. When the two of them lock eyes even for a few seconds, you'll see the traces of lingering love between lovers who have unfinished business. We also see a realistic portrayal of when two people are put back together unexpectedly as the ex-couple bicker, squabble, and make people around them uncomfortable.
But old habits die hard and the two start getting back in tune with each other, getting a taste of what they had 15 years ago. We are also treated to the beginning of new love as Troy (Justin David) in a cute, charming way spews cheesy lines with Belle ending up finding someone special in him, too. As Georgia and Joe spent time together we see that love has not left them but was lost in misunderstandings and hurtful actions that led them apart. The two realize their mistakes as they get back together. We're even treated to a new song by the duo who never actually got divorced. The cherry on top that made for a perfect ending was the two on them secretly hanging onto and wearing their wedding rings for the final number as Joe sweetly asks her to stay married to him.
'Reba McEntire's Christmas In Tune' is a charming musical romance that incorporates the magic and power of Christmas. As the family comes together we can't help but feel warm and fuzzy inside, seeing soulmates who went out of tune, get back in tune. Reba McEntire is entirely radiant and charming which makes the Lifetime flick even nicer to watch. We suggest snuggling in with your lover and enjoying the warmth of the movie.
You can watch 'Reba McEntire's Christmas In Tune' on the Lifetime channel.