12 Men of Christmas (2009)

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A high-powered New York publicist finds herself in Montana promoting a charity calendar after being betrayed by her boss and fiancé. Unfortunately, matters of the heart are just as complicated in the wilds as they are in the big city.

"12 Men of Christmas" is a romantic comedy film directed by Arlene Sanford and launched in 2009. It's a highly perky, light-hearted movie with a substantial dosage of romance. The film is based on a novel by Phillipa Ashley, and the script is written by Jon Maas. The lead function is played by Kristin Chenoweth who represents a high-powered public relations expert named E.J. Baxter.

The movie starts with E.J. Baxter finding her fiancé and manager in a jeopardizing situation at their office Christmas celebration. Hurt and betrayed, she loses her job in New York and transfers to Kalispell, Montana. In this town, she uses up a job in a search-and-rescue operation. After understanding their insufficient spending plan for operations, she comes up with an idea of producing a "Men of Rescue" calendar to raise funds. She intends to encourage the regional volunteers, who are ruggedly attractive, to pose shirtless for the calendar.

Relationship Dynamics
E.J.'s city-girl character is initially seen as an outsider in a small-town setting, and her concept is met with terrific resistance. However, as the story unfolds, she gradually gains the trust and regard of the rescue group, especially Will Albrecht, played by Josh Hopkins, an assertive helicopter pilot who initially declines to have anything to do with the calendar. A good deal of the plot concentrates on the budding romance between E.J. and Will, which is both adorable and interesting.

Dispute and Resolution
Towards completion of the movie, the "Men of Rescue" calendar becomes a hit, raising significant funds for the search-and-rescue group. Nevertheless, drama occurs when among the staff member exposes that E.J. is planning to return to New York. Feeling betrayed, the entire group ranges itself from her. At the last minute, however, she chooses to stay in Kalispell for love, reconciling with Will and picking a peaceful life over her formerly enthusiastic, big-city way of life.

"12 Men of Christmas" is a feel-good movie that weaves in components of romance, conflict, and comedy efficiently. Its story of a New York executive finding love and a new viewpoint in a small Montana town provides a fresh take on the timeless city-girl-moves-to-the-country trope. The movie leaves its audience with a heartfelt sense of happiness and love. Kristin Chenoweth's efficiency as the delightful, figured out E.J. Baxter is admirable, and her chemistry with Josh Hopkins is a substantial motorist of the film's romantic beauty.

In all, "12 Men of Christmas" is loaded with outstanding performances, a compelling storyline, and a lovely setting that makes it a satisfying romantic comedy to view throughout the holiday.

Top Cast

  • Kristin Chenoweth (small)
    Kristin Chenoweth
    E.J. Baxter
  • Josh Hopkins (small)
    Josh Hopkins
    Will Albrecht
  • Anna Chlumsky (small)
    Anna Chlumsky
    Jan Lucas
  • Erin Dilly
    Roz Baxter
  • Stephen Huszar (small)
    Stephen Huszar
    Jason Farrar
  • Heather Hanson (small)
    Heather Hanson
    Lillah Sherwood
  • Jefferson Brown (small)
    Jefferson Brown
  • Craig Eldridge (small)
    Craig Eldridge
    Mayor Bob Baker
  • Chantal Perron
    Marci Hempel
  • Paul Constable
    Dave Hempel
  • Aaron Abrams (small)
    Aaron Abrams
    Les Pizula