EXmas, starring Leighton Meester & Robbie Amell, premieres Nov 17 on Amazon Freevee! – TRAILER

0
175
exmas amazon freevee

Silent night? Not this holiday season. Amazon Freevee has announced that EXmasan Original romantic comedy starring Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl) and Robbie Amell (Upload), will premiere exclusively on Freevee in the U.S., UK, Germany, and Austria on November 17. The movie will also be available on Prime Video in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Let’s take a first look!

SYNOPSIS

Coming home for the holidays is never a dull experience, especially not for Graham (Amell) and Ali (Meester).  When Graham decides to surprise his family by traveling home for Christmas, he is shocked to discover them already celebrating with an unexpected guest of honor— Ali, who also happens to be his ex-fiancée. The two exes battle it out to see who the family will pick to stay through Christmas Day, and who must go. Let the hilarious holiday chaos begin!

CAST

Meester and Amell are surrounded by a larger-than-life family, including Michael Hitchcock (Puppy Love) and Kathryn Greenwood (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) as Graham’s parents, Dennis and Jeannie; Veronika Slowikowska (What We Do in the Shadows) as Graham’s sister, Mindy; and Steven Huy (Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies) as Graham’s brother, Elliott. Even in the most outrageous moments, viewers will find glimpses of their own family dynamics.

EXmas is produced by BuzzFeed Studios and is their second Freevee Original romantic comedy, following the successful release of Puppy Love this summer. Richard Alan Reid, Michael Philip, and Jason Moring serve as producers. The film is directed by Jonah Feingold and written by Dan Steele.

‘EXmas’ Stars Talk Baking Cookies & Messy Holidays

In the Yuletide tale, Los Angeles game designer Graham (Amell) receives the worst present ever when he surprises his family in Minnesota at Christmas: Thinking he’d choose work over them as usual, they’ve invited his ex-fiancée, Ali (Meester), to join their gathering. Worse yet, his parents and sister have been keeping in touch with Ali ever since they’re break-up. In fact, they may even be closer to her than to him anymore. So before the first batch of cookies is baked, the oven mitts are off and the coldest war is on. “We’ve packed the movie with all of those warm, cozy Christmassy things, and [then] a battle ensues amongst it all,” Reid says.

“We’re not nasty,” Amell laughingly denied when we spoke to him and his costar earlier this week. “It’s just competitive.” Case in point: Those aforementioned Christmas cookies, which ignite a contentious cook-off that not only ends poorly for several batches but also Meester’s shot at actually learning how to bake. “I got my chance on this set,” she recalls. “When it came time to try and decorate them, it looked so, so bad…like some sort of disaster.”

As Graham and Ali’s tit-for-tat war to win over the family escalates, so, too, do their emotions. Soon, they begin realize why their romance failed in the first place and maybe see the possibility of giving each other a second chance under the mistletoe — if they can survive the season, that is. “There’s a playfulness underneath all of it,” Reid notes, “even though they’re out to knock each other down.” 

FIRST-LOOK PICTURES

Keep following us for more news on Hallmark Channel, LifetimeGreat American Family Networks and more!

Chiara

Source: Amazon

Please step by our Facebook page SurvivedtheShows, Instagram page @survivedtheshows and Twitter page @SurvivedShows to keep yourself updated!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here