Melissa Joan Hart (from Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Clarissa Explains it all) stars, Trudie Chandler, as a waitress whose family has higher aspirations for her, but her life is falling apart rapidly. Starting the day with a bad perm, I tell you.. it's a really bad one, yet one of the funniest scenes in the movie. Also with her family expecting to meet her fiance at their cabin for Christmas, where at the same time she got dumped. Well to replace the ideal son-in-law with even hunkier dream-prince, David Martin, she kidnaps him at gunpoint to attend the family holidays in a secluded luxurious log cabin. Enter Mario Lopez’s character, as David Martin, who is about to propose to his girlfriend at the diner where our heroine works. She pops him over the head and kidnaps him, telling her family that he likes to joke about being kidnapped. And they buy it.
Crazy lies prevent David from convincing the Chandler family he's not Nick and from escaping. After finally passing a rescue call to his spoiled fiancée, David decides to play the perfect catch to make her undoing worse. Before the police rescue him, he and the family realize they adore each other, the others all prove imperfect, and David and Trudy reassess their relationship after getting to know each other.
It’s a funny, sweet story of learning to love your family wherever they are. And that what you thought you wanted in love, might not be what you really need. Thumbs up to this! And I tell you guys, Mario Lopez looks so hot and cute in this movie! He is just so stunningly handsome.
|One of the scenes of the movie.. This scene is before Trudie's family gathering on Christmas.|
|Awwe this scene is where they get to write their Christmas wish list were they also made reflections on themselves.|
|The look on their faces.. Trudie just wants to hang the Christmas Angel up on the tree, as part of their long time tradition, but then David is already part of the family so he gets to hang them up.|
|Melissa Joan Hart as Gertrude "Trudie" Chandler|
|Mario Lopez as David Martin|