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White Reindeer (2013) – A Broken Woman trying to find her Christmas Spirit

White Reindeer (2013) poster
Category: Drama
Actors: Anna Margaret Hollyman, Laura Lemar-Goldsborough, Lydia Hyslop, Joe Swanberg
Duration: 82 min
Rated: NR

Long Story Short:
A tragic incident is threatening to tear Suzanne’s world apart. Almost ready to give up, she finds herself on a journey, where she meets new people, who might help her to figure a way out of her misery.

Review:
Not sure what to call this movie, maybe an anti- Christmas movie? Could it be part of my Alternative Christmas Movie List? Possibly…

Fact is, once you figured out what this movie is about about after about five or ten minutes you might be a little shocked, because White Reindeer almost starts a little boring. What follows is a very odd and weird chain of events that don’t feel like Christmas at all, or would you say a woman wearing a strap-on gets you in the spirit? Probably in a different kind of spirit!

I can say that I definitely felt the struggle and confusion Suzanne is going through and I wanted to see her getting better. Besides the rather abrupt ending I actually enjoyed the movie, because it was different. It showed a different perspective of Christmas; not everyone is lucky and happy around this time.

The entire cast delivers a settle performance and convinces with their characters. I am not sure if I would watch White Reindeer again, but I don’t feel like I have wasted time. So it is definitely worth a one time watch if you want to see something other than the usual Christmas movie treats. Why this movie is categorized as a dark comedy is a complete mystery to me. It’s a drama.

I wouldn’t watch the trailer because I am pretty sure it gives away the surprise moments.

Rating: 5.5/10

4 Comments »

    • Thank you so much, to me it was an interesting watch. It was different. I feel the same way, I am usually reading about it, and that’s about it. If I am very unsure about it, or the description doesn’t make sense to me, I sometimes watch the trailer. I wish you all the best, too!

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