If you notice they play the same music all the time throughout the film and it can get a bit annoying but still its a sweet film to watch this holiday season. I like most, but you got to gear to all. When his mother Tyne Daly tries to bring Jake back home for Christmas, telling him his wealthy estranged father has had a heart attack,Jake has this bright idea to hide Brandi in his parent's house,trying to pass her as his girlfriend, until the trial after Christmas. Jake's family has money, but they seem more interested in impressing people than getting along with each other. His mother Tyne Daly tries to keep the peace but it seems clear that his father is more interested in impressing people than actually getting on with his family. Alternative movies trailers for Undercover Christmas More movie trailers, teasers, and clips from Undercover Christmas: 2003 06 September 2003 This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to raise a family. I thought it was funny that Brandi's crook boyfriend was in trouble for taxes yet she needed to be protected.
Now this isn't by all means a brilliant Oscar winning film. Brandi introduces Jake, her new love, to her mother. A family emergency leads to Scott bringing Brandi home to meet his parents at Christmas. Zelda Joe Norman Shaw Joe Norman Shaw. Daly delivers a high quality performance in the unlikely role of gracious Mrs. Brandi O'Neil Shawn Christian Shawn Christian.
His mother does a good job of hiding her frustration. Jake's parents wonder how these two could possibly be together. A good way to muster up the spirit of Christmas - what more can we ask? The rest of the movie was unpleasant too much of the time, though some parts were nice. Reporter Sandra Redmond Sandra Redmond. Â© 2011-19 Countdown Until Christmas. The cast does its best against the odds, but even the greatest optimist in the world knows that life is not really like this. Things get grim again when dad discovers Jake is undercover and sympathizes rather with the corrupt Shift family's lawyer Stanley.
Brandi's Mom Tim Koetting Tim Koetting. She delightfully offends socially, then makes amends, eventually winning over the family Jake too , and especially the niece, who finds Brandi especially cool and authentic. The highlight of the film is the relationship between Brandi and Anne She is the most stable one in the film , and how Anne helps Brandi grow, and Brandi fulfills Anne's wish to bring Jake back into the family. He really is badly written, in real life every member of his family would had walked out on him. I feel like they edited some scenes out that would have helped certain parts make sense. However, it didn't work very well as I've found the story to be boring and uninteresting.
We will ship you the format for the country you specify in the Shipping Address, Guaranteed! The main reason I watched is Gertz. Miss Gertz shines, Miss Daly is compelling as always, and the viewer is left asking for more of this heady Christmas punch. Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Jami Gertz Jami Gertz. No matter how much we want to believe,in the end we feel like we've been taken for a ride. Jake has not seen any of his family in years.
But his father, a judge, reminds his son once again what a disappointment he is. Jake is then tricked by his mother to spend Christmas with his ill father, judge Joe Cunningham. The story has been done to death so many times before and the film to its credit is very predictable like a lot of romantic films are but if I had to pick a downer to this film it has to be the score. I am so sick of seeing Elf, Fred Claus, Santa Claus 3, Elf, and Elf, and then again. To make matters worse Jake receives a call from his mother Anne Tyne Daly to say his father has had a heart attack and whilst Jake and his father don't get on he is forced to take Brandi to his parent's for Christmas under the pretence she is her girlfriend.
The reality is she is 10 year too old for the part. Scott Shift Diana Chaplin Diana Chaplin. And then after a miraculous transformation when Brandi has a make over we have the whole romance thing between Jake and Brandi. She was great with Stefanie's daughter Ashley Alexandra Harvey, who was pretty good as a slightly rebellious preteen. His sister Stefanie became a lawyer and continued working rather than staying home with her daughter.
He is far from impressed once it transpires who Brandi really is but by this time both Brandi and Jake develop feelings for each other. View our and All movie names, logos, and brands are property of their respective owners. Here we are in 2019 and Undercover Christmas is still one of my all time favorites. Still, dramatic tension is created by differences between fake Jake fiancée Brandi and the upper class Cunninghams, including Jake's sister, husband and cute preteen niece. Jami Gertz and Tyne Daly were standouts,and although Shawn Christian did not get glowing reviews by at least one critic,I liked him in the role,and enjoyed several scenes in particular between he and Jami Gertz. Both Brandi and Jake's family ended up learning important lessons.