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One December Night

2021

Family / Music

7.4

Synopsis

Once one of the biggest musical acts in the world, Bedford and Sullivan - comprised of childhood friends Steve Bedford and Mike Sullivan - broke up ten years ago, an on-stage incident which was the last straw in what was always a somewhat fragile professional relationship. The two have not spoken since in subsequent actions having fractured their relationship even more. While Steve has managed to eke out a solo career with whatever moderate success solely on the strength of goodwill toward the duo, Mike has retreated from the world in those issues that led to that on-stage incident, that is until now as he has agreed to a televised Christmas reunion show called "Bedford and Sullivan at Big Red", Big Red being the Sullivan family home in the small town of Pineville. Talent manager Dianne Carter, who represents neither Bedford or Sullivan but who has some stake in the show, is asked by the show's producer Troy for some assistance, especially in dealing with Mike who is largely missing-in-action regardless of he having agreed to do the show. Of the agents in Dianne's agency, who she assigns to the task is Quinn Allan, for a reason Quinn believed she had kept a secret: that Quinn is Mike Sullivan's daughter, albeit estranged. Quinn, who does not want to deal with her father, is able to negotiate a deal with Dianne in reluctantly accepting this assignment. In heading back to Pineville, Quinn learns that Steve is currently represented by Jason Bedford, Steve's son and Quinn's childhood friend who Quinn believes exacerbated the problems between their respective fathers in the intervening years. In reconnecting with her father, Quinn learns that both he and Steve need this show to happen for different reasons as Quinn, Jason, Steve and Mike negotiate and renegotiate, the latter especially around Bedford and Sullivan performing arguably their biggest hit for the show, One December Night, a very personal song for Mike and one that has some very painful memories. In the process, Quinn and Jason start to fall for each other, a road to a happily ever after for them threatened by what happens with the show. —Huggo

Director

Clare Niederpruem

Cast

Peter Gallagher
as Mike Sullivan
Bruce Campbell
as Steve Bedford
Eloise Mumford
as Quinn Sullivan
Didi Conn
as Norma

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by michaelRokeefe 10 /10

One of the best From Hallmark

This just could be one the best movies that Hallmark Hall of Fame has put their trademark on. Quin (Eloise Mumford) is a promising music manager that is ordered to oversee a live telecast reunion of the legendary musical duo, Bedford & Sullivan. One of the two artists is her estranged father , Mike Sullivan (Peter Gallagher). Mike's former bandmate , Steve Bedford (Bruce Campbell), still has flashbacks of a strong public breakup several years ago. Quin must navigate her relationship with Steve's son and manager (Brett Dalton) to negotiate peace between the former duo and convince them to do the lucrative Christmas Telecast reunion. Gallagher performs "One December Night", an original song for the movie.

Reviewed by Jackbv123 8 /10

Fresh

The story has echoes of some other movies on Hallmark, but there are many fresh twists also.

It's interesting to get a look at one possible scenario of what bad boy rock stars look like in their Senior years especially as they remember good and bad times from their career. Quinn's memories of her life growing up with an alcoholic father and the loss of her mother add layers to the story. Jason's backstory isn't quite as sad, but shows the two families' histories from even another point of view. And of course the budding romance.

The acting is good as is the story. The dialogue also. There are song performances sprinkled in as well. I was surprised at how good Peter Gallagher sounded singing the title song. Jasmine Forsberg got to show off her outstanding voice a couple of times also.

Reviewed by rebekahrox 6 /10

It was good, but I didn't enjoy it.

All of the acting in this one was excellent. A special shout out to Eloise Mumford who handled her emotional role with aplomb. She also looked very pretty in this one. And all it took was a decent hair stylist.

The plot was fresh, and I do like the almost legendary Bruce Campbell and very successful and multi-talented actor Peter Gallagher. I can't leave out Brett Dalton either who always does a very nice job.

Unfortunately, this just wasn't for me, story wise. It was something different, yes, but in this case, it was just too depressing and emotional in an angsty sad way. Kudos to Hallmark for once again taking a chance to diverge from a stale formula, but it just wasn't what I look for in a Hallmark Christmas Movie. Sorry!

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