Fans Rip Into New Netflix Movie With Big-Name Cast and Say It’s ‘One of the Worst Christmas Films Ever’

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Netflix’s holiday release Best. Christmas. Ever! had everything going for it—it’s right on time for the holiday season, Christmas is in the title, and the cast is pretty stellar. But even with all that, the movie got some really bad reviews. Despite being Netflix’s top-watched movie in the US, the Brandy Norwood movie failed to raise the holiday cheer with many awful scores and reviews.

The Plot

In this Christmas comedy on Netflix, we see two old frenemies, Jackie (played by Brandy) and Charlotte (Heather Graham), unexpectedly reunited during the holidays. Jackie always sends these braggy Christmas newsletters that make Charlotte feel not so great about herself.

But when Charlotte ends up at Jackie’s snowy doorstep just before Christmas, she’s determined to prove that Jackie’s life isn’t as perfect as she makes it seem. The twist? Charlotte finds out that Jackie’s life actually is pretty flawless, contrary to her braggy newsletters. Now, she’s stuck spending the holidays with Jackie, her husband Rob (played by Jason Biggs), and their kids, Dora and Grant, trying to figure out if Jackie’s life is as perfect as it seems.

Audience and Critic Reactions

On Twitter, one user slammed it as the “worst movie of all time,” while another shared an Adele GIF, struggling to grasp the plot. Viewers bashed the movie, labeling it “horrible,” “awful,” and a “waste of time.” Comments flooded in, expressing disappointment.

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Yet, in a heartwarming twist, some defended the film. One praised the director, Mary Lambert, and the cast, especially Brandy, saying it was a great film. Another viewer urged adding it to the Christmas movie list, enjoying the experience despite the critiques. Sure, it might not snag an Oscar for ‘Best Original Screenplay,’ but perhaps there’s room for a bit of cheesy holiday festivity.