Will You Merry Me?:
Lifetime Channel Movie for Christmastime.
Tommy Lioutas ... Henry Kringle
Wendie Malick ... Suzie Fine
Cynthia Stevenson ... Marilyn Kringle
David Eisner ... Marvin fine
Reagan Pasternak ... Kristy Easterbrook
Rahnuma Panthaky ... Kay
Kate Ashby ... Reporter
Richard Waugh ... Reverend Bill
Astrid Van Wieren ... Mrs. Schultz
Rebecca and Hank are from very different backgrounds. Hank is mid-Western, Christian and corn-fed. Rebecca's a sophisticated Jewish city girl. As Thanksgiving approaches, Hank finally pops the question. Rebecca says yes, and the two couldn't be happier. But the road to happiness must have some potholes, as first they must meet each other's families.
It's time to meet the parents during two important religious holidays, (Christmas and Hanukkah) as not only must our couple go through the natural anxiety-filled process of meeting the in-laws, but also go through the stress of immersing each other into two very different families, with very different holiday traditions.
I thought the plot idea was interesting, but definitely not the ideal situation I would recommend for couples. I believe, as a Christian, it is important, as scripture tells us, to be equally yoked.
2 Corinthians 6:14 :
Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
I think people of both faiths may be offended, at times, with various situations in this movie. The Christians seem to be crazy Christmas Decorators, for instance - their van is hideously decorated from bumper to bumper with lights, garland, etc… and the Jewish in-laws destroy their home Christmas light display, and proclaim, “This is the Jewish version of hell.” I thought this statement was inappropriate.
It seems like the couple has waited til this meeting with their parents to discuss any important future plans or religious differences. The movie also implied that this couple has ‘been together’ – which goes against both of their religions. Rebecca and Hank seem to have nothing in common – except their love for one another. She’s a big city vegetarian and he’s a small town meat eatin hunter. I found the stereotypes here to be offensive, as well. There’s a lot of craziness that goes on between the future Mother- in – Laws , yet they eventually reconcile with the idea that they are now family. Somehow this realization ends their spatting. Can I get a “Whatever”, here?
See or Skip:
I must recommend skipping this one.