Christmas in the Clouds
by Phil Boatwright

MTI Home Video releases Christmas in the Clouds, the PG-rated Holiday family comedy, on DVD on 11/2/10.

FILM SYNOPSIS: The comedy has to do with mistaken identity and romance set during the holiday season at a ski resort owned and operated by a Native American Nation.  This is reported to be the first contemporary romantic comedy to feature an almost entirely American Indian cast. Timothy Vahle (Walking Tall: Lone Justice), M. Emmet Walsh (Racing Stripes), Mariana Tosca (Equine Destiny), Sam Vlahos (American History X), Graham Greene (Dances with Wolves), Wes Studi (Avatar), and Rita Coolidge (Changing Hearts). 

PREVIEW REVIEW: I would like to be supportive as it is a first – Native Americans starring in a romantic comedy. Alas, it's not much of a romance or a comedy. It's as blah as, well, white bread. It's sluggish in its pacing, lame in its humor and sappy in its delivery. Here's another example of marketers wanting to cash-in on the holiday by incorporating Christmas in the title. Highlight: Wes Studi dressed in Scottish garb, announcing Bingo numbers. Trust me, it's not much of a highlight. And M. Emmet Walsh, a character actor nearly always profane in his characterizations, doesn't stray from his screen persona. He's the only one in the cast who swears and then there's the crude visual where in a drunken stupor he makes a pass at two young ladies, with a moving mouse in his front pocket. Oh, then there's Graham Greene as the hotel's chef who goes to each dinning guest and derides them for eating meat. It's an awful film.
DVD Features: Closed-captioned, 16:9 Widescreen Format, 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound, Interactive Menus, Scene Selection, Trailers and Optional Spanish Subtitles