The movie, which stars Chord Overstreet and is about a newly engaged heiress who gets into a skiing accident and finds herself being taken care of by a handsome cabin owner and his daughter, premiered on Thursday, November 10, but according to The Hollywood Reporter's review, "This sub-Hallmark dreck made by a bunch of hacks that don’t deserve to be named is the first film out of Lohan’s Netflix deal and her first feature in three years. Not to beat up on a former child star who has overcome more than her share of demons, but if this is the best vehicle she could find, waiting another three might not have been a bad idea."
"Lindsay Lohan has as much right as anyone to attempt a comeback, but the high points of her rocky career have mostly been about the right placement in winsome showcases — The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday, Mean Girls, A Prairie Home Companion — rather than any notable acting range," the review continues. "The movie looks cheap, with a startlingly bad green-screen ski sequence and a couple of animatronic critters that will fool no one. The main expense seems to be the holiday songs plastered all over the soundtrack."
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Additionally, the critic pointed out that the Glee alum and the Mean Girls star lack charisma and chemistry.
"Unless you’re feverish with excitement at the prospect of Lindsay Lohan’s screen comeback — and if you are, I’m sorry for your life — Falling for Christmas won’t give you much pleasure beyond the recollection of Goldie [Hawn] and Kurt Russell’s fractious, frisky rapport in the 1987 favorite [Overboard] about an obnoxious amnesiac heiress who falls for a blue-collar misogynist. As a model for stars with terrific comedy chops elevating mediocre material, there are worse starting points," the review states.
Meanwhile, the red-headed beauty, 36, seemed excited to get behind the camera again.
“When we started filming the movie, I actually realized that part,” Lohan told Forbes. “I was like ‘Oh my god, I actually have more of a say on what happens.’ I always pay attention to all the little details on-set, so to be able to have that kind of role now was really exciting for me. Also, the editing process and all the end after the movie is being put together, I really got to be fully involved in that. I threw myself into it and it’s a different role that I really love and I’m not looking to give up any time soon. I’ve been on sets my whole life, so I feel like I have that to give now, so I want to use it.”