Christmas in the Clouds

MPAA Rating: PG

Entertainment: +2

Content: +2

It is the peak of the holiday season in this romantic comedy, and Ray Clouds on Fire (Timothy Vahle) is the new manger of his Indian Nations struggling ski resort. To make matters worse, he hears that a critic (M. Emmet Walsh) for a prestigious travel guide will arrive soon. With the chance to be listed among the worlds greatest vacation spots, Ray rallies the employees and prepares to pull out all the stops. But when Ray mistakes Tina Little Hawk (Mariana Tosca), a Mohawk Indian whos there to meet her pen pal love-interest, as the undercover critic, he seeks to impress her and inadvertently falls in love with her. Meanwhile, the real critic is left to deal with the antics of the resorts quirky staff, including a pet mouse with a red mohawk and the resorts vegetarian chef (Graham Greene) who reveals to his clientele that they are eating what were once beloved pets.

This entertaining film will warm the hearts of viewers this holiday season. The light-hearted nature of the movie is refreshing, and the comedy of errors and the scene-stealing shenanigans of the nutty employees will keep moviegoers laughing. Themes such as love for family, reconciliation and loyalty add to the appeal of the film. There are, however, implications of sexual relations between an unmarried couple, a few occurrences of mild sexual dialogue and some crude and obscene language. Though it is a Christmas movie, there is no mention of the birth of Christ outside of the singing of what seems to be Silent Night in a Native American language. Some Native American spiritualism is implied. In light of the mild sexual content and language, viewers should use discretion when choosing this as a family film but otherwise can count on it as a fun holiday treat.

Preview Reviewer: Kellie Parmar
Slowhand Releasing

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Crude Language: Few (2) times mild (damn 2)

Obscene Language: Few (2) times mild (poop 1); strong (bullsh-t 1)

Profanity: Once moderate (MG 1)

Violence: None

Sex: Few times mild (several episodes of kissing, implication of intercourse between and unmarried couple)

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Few times mild (flirting between man and women with a double entendre regarding male genitalia, woman jokes about having a sex change, man appears to be aroused due to a mouse that is wiggling around in his pocket, man reads a portion of a romance novel in a seductive but mocking manner)

Drugs: Few times mild (man drinks repeatedly to drown his sorrows over a broken relationship with his daughter)

Other: Reoccurring themes of reconciliation in broken relationships, some references to Native American spiritualism

Running Time: 96 minutes
Intended Audience: Teens through Adults

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