For me, as cheesy as most of these movies are, I can usually find something redeemable. Pretty people, chemistry, good cinematography, one or two enjoyable sidekicks even if I don’t like the stars.
In the cookie cutter movie I hated the bitchy woman, but Erin’s relationship with the dad and kid, and the Alan Thicke and Erin’s mom budding relationship saved it.
There was a mediocre PenaVega couple movie that was boring, but in the last 10 minutes the kids danced dressed up in little reindeer costumes and makeup and it was adorable! Didn’t love the movie but just 3 minutes of cuteness made this one redeemable. Didn’t save it to DVR, but didn’t hate it.
Sweeter Side had nothing. Unpleasant people, bad story line, bad acting, I just couldn’t find any reason to like it and every reason to hate it.
My most recent pet peeve is footwear. After watching endless Christmas movies of women tromping through the snow in heels or cute non-winter boots, i’m Now subjected to women in high heels strolling through uneven cobblestone streets, farms and vineyards, and even African safari lands. There are so many things to nit pick on and I can let most of it go but this is the one triggering me now.