If you’re in the mood for a lighthearted romcom starring the ever-charming Brooke Shields, who has been buzzing on Google’s top trends, look no further than Netflix.
This wacky film, A Castle for Christmas, directed by Mary Lambert, known for her work on Pet Sematary, boasts a star-studded cast led by the iconic Shields, who not only takes on the role of the film’s protagonist but also dives into producing duties.
Penned by Alex Wright, the film takes viewers on a delightful rollercoaster of laughs and love. The storyline follows Sophie Brown (Brooke Shields), a bestselling American author experiencing a midlife crisis. Seeking a change of scenery and a fresh start, she impulsively purchases a castle in the Scottish Highlands. However, Sophie’s plans for a peaceful retreat take a comedic turn when she discovers the castle is already occupied by the brooding Duke Myles (played by Cary Elwes of The Princess Bride fame).
As Sophie attempts to restore the castle to its former glory, she finds herself entangled in a series of hilarious misadventures with the charming yet grumpy Duke. The film brilliantly combines romance and comedy, making it a perfect watch for those in search of heartwarming escapism.
What sets A Castle for Christmas apart is its ability to infuse traditional romantic elements with a generous dose of wackiness. The film is brimming with quirky characters, witty dialogue, and unexpected twists that keep audiences in stitches. The chemistry between Shields and Elwes is palpable as well.
Speaking of her experience working on A Castle for Christmas, with its distinctly Scottish charm, Shield told Screenrant, “Because we were surrounded – Pat Campbell did this amazing set – so everything was real and authentically Scottish. And it was incredible.”
The whole cast had a gala time bonding as well, “We all ate dinners together and drank whiskey together and learn how to cèilidh dance and learn how to knit, and every night the knitters and I would meet up in this little pub section and drink some whiskey and knit,” Shields said.
You can watch A Castle for Christmas on Netflix and catch the trailer here: