The second installment of my Hallmark movie review is of “A Godwink Christmas”. This beautiful tale had a special sparkle to it, being set in Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Being a New Englander who has been to and loves Martha’s Vineyard, having this movie have a quintessential New England feel was lovely. A New England Christmas has a special EVERYTHING about it. I’m a lucky girl to have experienced it all my life.
I’ve read some of the Godwink books and they are really beautiful stories of God orchestrating events in people’s lives in remarkable ways. I have been a fan of Kathie Lee Gifford since I was a child, watching her and Regis regularly with my mom. We were very excited when we heard that she was going to be in this movie.
So it was with high expectations that we sat down to watch “A Godwink Christmas” and I have to say none of the aforementioned things disappointed in any way. The set was gorgeous and stunning and captured New England charm. The story of God bringing Paula and Gary together was sweet and very well told. And Kathie Lee’s character was a delight and the warm heart of the movie.
The main actors were superb – Kimberley Sustad and Paul Campbell were natural, real, down to earth, heartbreaking and funny.
There were a few inconsistencies or oddities in events that I think could have been corrected or ironed out Those things can bug me in movies but they didn’t take away from the beauty of this movie.
Paula’s complex and confusing emotions are beautifully portrayed and Gary’s emotional openness is lovely. It was a really well made, beautiful in every way movie and I would love to see the sequel where Paula owns the antique store a short walk down the road from the Charlotte Inn that she and Gary now run together.
One last note: being a true story, they showed the real life Charlotte Inn and real life Gary and Paula at the end which was a great touch!
Stay tuned for my next Hallmark movie review. I’m also going to be starting a new series chronicling my family’s and my move into our new home. We are moving before Christmas! It’s all come together very quickly all of a sudden and it is EXCITING!!