Romantic Moment #3
Holiday in Handcuffs (2007)
I remember when this movie first aired during abc family‘s 25 Days of Christmas. It has Melissa Joan Hart who I had loved watching in Clarissa Explains it All and Sabrina the Teenaged Witch.
And it had Mario Lopez from one of my favorite shows growing up, Saved by the Bell.
So of course I had to see it. It wasn’t exactly what I thought it would be, but still good.
So Trudy is having a rough time. Her boyfriend dumped her on the day they were supposed to go away for her family’s big Christmas getaway.
Her hair had a major accident and is not only fried, but in ugly curls.
Misses an important job interview:
And she lost her job.
Meanwhile, David has just arrived to propose to his girlfriend. Trudy has a complete breakdown, snaps, and kidnaps David to have him be her “boyfriend.”
This big getaway has all the keys and phones locked up, so David has no way to get help or to explain to his girlfriend why he stood her up. At first he tries to leave, but then decides to get into the spirit and outshow Trudy.
However, the two actually spend a lot of time talking and getting to know each other-enjoying each other’s company.
Will they work things out to be friends…or more? Or will Trudy be spending the rest of her days in a jail cell?
Most Romantic Moment: Bringing Your Favorite Memory Back
So during one of their heart-to-hearts talks, Trudy shares about her perfect Christmas. One year she was supposed to be in an ice-skating performance and it was canceled because of snow. She was so disappointed, that her father sprayed water over the patio, icing it up and decorated the whole area with lights so she could perform for them there.
As this Christmas has pretty much sucked for Trudy, and seeing how her parents treat her, David decides to do something really special, a Christmas surprise. He has recreated her perfect Christmas! He sprayed the patio so it was icy, and put lights up everywhere; and asks her to show him her ice-skating routine.
I mean here he is-kidnapped, taken away from proposing to his girlfriend, living a lie-yet he recognizes the hurt Trudy has and wants to help her. So romantic!
To start Romance is in the Air: Part V, go to Who Says I Have to Stop: Fireproof (2008)
For the previous post, go to Please Accept My A-POEM-ogy: So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
For more on Holiday in Handcuffs, go to On the 8th Day ‘Til Christmas: Holiday in Handcuffs (2007)
For more on Melissa Joan Hart, go to Portrait of a Fangirl
For more on Mario Lopez, go to A Study in Fandoms