What does Dolly Parton bring in “Christmas on the Square”?
It’s the story of Regina Fuller, who inherited the small town in the Midwest. The problem is that you don’t want to keep it and the choice you have is to sell it to a mall developer. She walks through the plaza in stilettos happily handing out paper notices to the townspeople as they sing and dance. They have to leave before Christmas Eve, which is a huge blow to the Christmas spirit. As soon as she leaves, Pastor Christian (Josh Segarra) rallies his congregation to protest.
But Regina is undeterred, and neither her best friend and hairdresser Margeline (Jenifer Lewis, who has a spectacular song) nor antique store owner Carl (Treat Williams) can convince her otherwise. There was an incident that happened years ago that caused Regina to hate and leave the city that will be revealed in due course. Dolly is there, however, to help Regina have mercy on some songs.
“Christmas on the Square” is pure studio fantasy, it has fun choreography and exciting melodies, but it has some oversights that will force it to be criticized.
Directed by Debbie Allen, “Christmas on the Square” is an effort with Christmas messages wrapped with the soundtrack of the 14 original songs of Parton. There will be people who will flinch at your sincerity and love it, but some others would not give you a higher score than 1 out of 5.
Developed by La Noticia with information from AP.