The Nine Lives of Christmas (2014)Directed by:
Brandon Routh, Kimberley Sustad, and Gregory HarrisonOverview
"The Nine Lives of Christmas", based on Sheila Roberts' book of the very same name, is a light-hearted romantic Christmas movie about love, trust, and conquering individual barriers. The movie was released on the Hallmark Channel on the 8th of November, 2014. It follows the lives of 2 protagonists, Zachary Stone and Marilee White, both played by Brandon Routh and Kimberley Sustad respectively, as they start an unexpected romance heavily affected by their shared love for felines.Plot Synopsis
Zachary Stone, a handsome, dedicated firefighter, lives a carefree life surrounded by his macho buddies at the fire station. He has sworn off any long-lasting relationships, preferring to put his career ahead of his love life. On a trip to the grocery store, Zachary encounters a roaming ginger tabby feline called Ambrose who follows him house. Unfamiliar with taking care of pets, Zachary reluctantly decides to take Ambrose in, beginning a journey that leads him to question his minimalist lifestyle.
Marilee White, a lonely veterinary student, is the essential neat freak which has actually been sealed in her life through a failed engagement. She conceals behind her love for felines, adoring her majestic Siamese feline, Queenie, while living the controlled life away from any distractions. She is also the unwilling caretaker of a mischievous stray gray tabby called Blitzen, who has a knack to enter into her apartment whenever he pleases.
Their paths clash when Zachary encounters Marilee at the family pet store, consulting on pet ownership. Understanding she has experience with animals and requiring her competence, Zachary chooses to extend an assisting hand, offering Marilee a temporary task as a feline caretaker to supervise Ambrose while he's on task. Their meetings end up being more frequent, and they gradually move more detailed to one another.
However, the fire chief starts to question Zachary's concentrate on his career, declaring that women meddle firemens' lives distract them from service and responsibility. To prove his worth, Zachary makes a reason, distancing himself from Marilee and the cats. Meanwhile, Marilee solves to overcome her personal fears and begins to clean out her chaotic apartment among her textbooks and feline playthings.Secondary Characters and Subplots
Mark Rayner, (played by Gregory Harrison) a property owner and Marilee's company, acts as a secondary character in the film, providing comic relief and an unabashed sense of truth as he continuously urges Marilee to break devoid of her insipid life. Queenie and Ambrose, the two cats, share a bond of their own that imitates Marilee and Zachary's budding relationship.
The sociability in between Zachary and his fellow firefighters includes another layer of stability and brotherhood to the story, proving that the fire station is not simply an office but a house for them all.Conclusion and Resolution
Eventually, the motion picture gradually unfolds both Zachary and Marilee's characters as they discover to confront their individual apprehensions and become better people, influenced by each other's presence and their love for cats. After a disastrous Christmas celebration at the fire station, their growing emotions reach a boiling point, and as fate would have it, they discover themselves in the throes of a heartwarming love. It is through their journey of self-discovery, vulnerability, and open-heartedness that they discover to rely on that love can indeed assist them overcome their fears.
"The Nine Lives of Christmas" entertains as a genuine holiday romance that brings love and laughter together, keeping its viewers engaged and motivated till the very end. With loveable characters, charming felines, and a captivating storyline, this Christmas movie guarantees to leave audiences feeling warm and material.