It’s not uncommon for a Hallmark Christmas movie to involve two couples who connect during the course of the plot. It’s not uncommon for one of those couples to be new and one to be together for a long time.
After those similarities Christmas in Conway proves itself to be a significantly different piece of film in a very good way.
Andy Garcia (Oceans 11), Mandy Moore (This is Us), and Mary Louise Parker deliver an excellent dramatic performance that encourages the audience to ask deep questions and embrace emotions that modern Hallmark movies tend to gloss over.
This is a stunning bit of work. If you’re looking to find a movie that breaks out of the typical holiday formula this one delivers.