In a raging blizzard five days before Christmas, two young people meet by chance: Lisa, 23, pregnant and scared, and Brad, a professional snowboarder. Both want to make it over the ...
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In a raging blizzard five days before Christmas, two young people meet by chance: Lisa, 23, pregnant and scared, and Brad, a professional snowboarder. Both want to make it over the mountains ahead of the storm, Brad to attend a party announcing his engagement, Lisa because she's desperate to get anywhere, so long as it's away from the mysterious circumstances she's running from. They don't make it. The blizzard catches up with them - Brad's car slams into a snow bank in the middle of the wilderness. They're forced to seek shelter at the one structure they've past in the last ten miles: the Rosemont Lodge. Once a vibrant year-round resort, the Rosemont Lodge has been closed for nearly 20 years. Most of the Lodge has been sealed up; now, only a corner of the main building is inhabited. The lodge's owner, Josephine, used to be the heart and soul of the resort - her personality, and her cooking, were as much of an attraction as were the hundreds of acres of pristine mountain wilderness ... Written by
For forlorn lovers of good romance novels with a happy ending
I don't think Rosemont is a film that will appeal to the masses, and although it has an underlying Christmas theme (the alternate title is A Christmas at Rosemont) it is more a story of two women, one older named Josephine (Grace Zabriskie) and wiser, and one younger named Lisa (Ayla Kell) who is unsure if she even wants to continue with her life.
Now Josephine owns a once thriving winter retreat named Rosemont which has been closed for the past 18 years and her able but often hard drinking caretaker Abe (Brad Dourif) always seem to be on latter sides of the fence when it comes to making any decisions about the outside world.
When two young people named Brad (Brendan Michael Coughlin) and a pregnant Lisa (Ayla Kell) attempt to get out of the cold after their car falls off the road during a winter storm they are met by Josephine's gun barrel. Then Josephine's capable caretaker Abe influences Josephine but only after winning a had fought argument with her that these two young people must get out of the storm or they will surely die.
Each of these four characters who must now share a roof for at least one night get to know each others story of who they are and why they feel the way that they currently do. As each character starts beginning to have feelings of empathy for the other three they all find a way to enjoy each others company for a few more days and nights ...and then Christmas comes and all is good in the world once again.
Mrs. Shullivan and I both enjoyed this Christmas themed film but it may not be for everyone's taste unless you have a warm spot in your heart for soppy stories.
It rates an 8 out of 10
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