Netflix is going full throttle with its Christmas movie releases, and today’s release marks Freddie Prinze Jr.‘s return to acting after 20 years.
Christmas with You, directed by Argentinian director Gabriela Tagliavini, known for Without Men, Perfect Lover, and Ladies’ Night, Christmas with You tells the story of Angelina, played by Aimee Garcia (best known for CBS’ Vegas, Showtime’s Dexter, and Fox/Netflix’s Lucifer), a pop star who’s been at the top for years, but is now feeling stuck in her career and is looking for inspiration.
She grants the wish of a teenage girl named Cristina (Deja Monique Cruz) to meet her in person. The fifteen-year-old girl had made a cover of one of Angelina’s songs, and this gesture touched the singer’s heart, prompting her to surprise the young fan by showing up to the girl’s small town in New York. She then meets the girl’s father Miguel (Freddie Prinze Jr.), a widowed public school teacher who shares her musical interests. We follow their journey working together to get Angelina’s career back and some financial gain for the widowed father, but their falling in love complicates the situation.
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The story by producer German Michael Torres was also written by Paco Farias, Jennifer C. Stetson, and Michael Varrati.
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After a two-decade-long acting hiatus, fans from all over the globe welcomed Freddie Prinze Jr.’s comeback as the star returns to his rom-com roots. The film has already scored 80% on Rotten Tomatoes “Tomatometer.”
The She’s All That actor feels very proud of his new film. He recently told Elite Daily:
“I’m the father of a 15-year-old daughter in this one, so I just looked at her the way I would look at my kid and try to teach the lessons that I try to teach my kid,” he says. “I know what it feels like to fail. I know what it feels like to succeed. I know what it feels like when they’re just not really listening and you know you’re going to have to have the conversation again the very next week. Every one of those scenes, I’m incredibly proud of.”
Known as a 90s Rom-Com heartthrob, the actor gained worldwide popularity with films such as I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), which grossed $125 million worldwide, and its sequel I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998) alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt.
Christmas With You is currently streaming on Netflix.
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