Netflix’s A Castle For Christmas Review: Brooke Shields’ Splendid Escape to Scotland

Netflix film A Castle For Christmas stars Brooke Shields, Cary Elwes, Vanessa Grasse, Lee Ross, Andi Osho, Eilidh Loan, Tina Gray and Stephen Oswald. Directed by Mary Lambert, the Christmas film is written by Kim Beyer-Johnson, Ally Carter and Neal H Dobrofsky. The film is 1 hour 38 minutes long and has English subtitles.

The synopsis reads, “To escape a scandal, a bestselling author journeys to Scotland, where she falls in love with a castle – and faces off with the grumpy duke who owns it.”

Netflix’s A Castle For Christmas Review Has No Spoilers

In Netflix’s A Castle for Christmas, Brooke Shields plays Sophie Brown, a successful rom-com New York author. She’s well-known, has authored a series of romance novels, and is a single mother who doesn’t believe in love at first sight. However, one of her books enrages her entire fan base, and she searches for a way out. Sophie understands the issue isn’t going away anytime soon, so she takes a vacation to Scotland.

As soon as she arrives in Scotland, Sophie falls in love with the Dun Dunbar castle, which is for sale. The castle is owned by Myles (Cary Elwes), a stubborn Duke of Scotland. Myles has no intention of selling something so precious to him. Sophie discovers that her father (Mr Mcguinty) used to work at the castle.

Sophie enjoys her stay in Scotland while Myles is being a jerk to her. She meets a new group of friends and forms a nice bond with the Duke, who appears to have other plans. A month before the festival, the Netflix movie gives us a picturesque splendour of Scotland with some Christmas cheer.

Often, Christmas romance features young couples with a similar royal concept. Director Mary Lambert has shown that the festive romance isn’t limited only to the young ones. Sometimes, one might find their true self/love in middle age, which happens with Sophie Brown. As one would expect from a Christmas romantic comedy, Sophie and Myles’ scenes together are delightful.

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A Castle For Christmas is predictable and tells a tale we’ve all seen before. Nonetheless, what’s on the screen gives comfort and pleasure. The beautiful cinematography, wonderful music, good-looking actors, Christmas spirit and snowy Scotland, make it a perfect weekend treat. Lambert’s rom-com manages to put a smile on your face.

Brooke Shields is just stunning as Sophie Brown. After a long time, she’s got a character that is both witty and charming. Cary Elwes will always be the prince for his fans. The actor easy switches from being an a*se towards Brown and bringing magic on screen with those dreamy romantic eyes. The rest of the cast does a good job.

A Castle For Christmas Review: Final Thoughts

Overall, it’s a delightful escape for anyone looking for something light to watch. We also get to witness Scottish Christmas songs and celebrations. It checks all the boxes for a holiday-themed Christmas movie with cliches and romance.

The movie is now streaming on Netflix.

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