Here come the holiday films! Netflix welcomes Christmas three weeks before Thanksgiving with this uneven Hallmark knockoff. Of course, the impossibly beautiful male and female leads hate each other at first, and of course, they wind up basking in the glow of each other’s love. The tropical setting is a nice escape, but it’s not hard to imagine that the real-life story that provided the backdrop is far more compelling and deserves far better than this schlock.

1.5/5 stars