Netflix subscribers are going insane about one scene in a Christmas movie in particular.
A resurrected Christmas Inheritance footage has gone popular on social media, with viewers in stitches over one particularly absurd scene.
The holiday film, which stars Andie MacDowell and Jake Lacy, depicts an ambitious heiress called Ellen Langford (Eliza Taylor) who, before inheriting her father’s firm, is challenged to deliver a Christmas letter in person to his ex-partner in their hometown.
She ends up stuck at the Snow Falls Inn due to a snowfall while travelling by bus incognito and with only $100, when she discovers the true gift of Christmas.
Everything seems wonderful and innocent, but many believe the finest scene is when Eliza’s character is left alone with the inn’s manager Jake Collins one night.
Ellen walks in on Jake drawing and realises he’s an artist at that time.
Every year I watch A Christmas Inheritance on Netflix and every year I lose it at this bit pic.twitter.com/3lq2wRcq9w
— Melissa Cox (@mmdotcox) November 28, 2020
Well, a ‘doodler’, as he describes himself.
Ellen pokes fun at some of the items he’s collected to earn money for a charity dinner, suggesting that a plastic toy might bring ‘a couple of million’.
One item that has truly surprised her is a doodle in his notebook of Santa Claus on a snowy roof with his presents sack in hand.
‘This could actually fetch a price,’ she says sincerely.
‘That’s adorable. Did you do this?’, she quizzes.
‘Yeah, that’s just a sketch,’ Jake replies nervously, grabbing the drawing and shoving it into his pocket.
Ellen proceeds to tell Jake he ‘should do something with these’ because he is ‘very talented’.
Reading it, it appears to be a really romantic and complementing interaction… However, after you watch the comedy Ellen is praising, you’ll understand why the audience broke out laughing.
It’s… interesting, to say the least, with social media users hilariously hailing the moment as ‘the single greatest Christmas movie scene of all time’.
‘Every year I watch A Christmas Inheritance on Netflix and every year I lose it at this bit,’ one person wrote on X, formerly Twitter, alongside the video clip.
‘I have the picture saved on my phone. My family and I rewind this scene at least five times on every rewatch. I don’t understand how it is so terrible and so wonderful???’, one person replied.
‘It is such a big part of my Christmas. I actually think there are a lot of unintentionally funny moments in this criminally underrated classic!!’, another penned.
‘They couldn’t find anyone on the entire set who could draw better than that? Was buying a sketch from literally any artist not an option?’, another mocked.
What could be better than a Christmas movie that is so bad it turns out to be brilliant?
Spoiler alert for the rest of the movie, however, as you might expect, Ellen and Jake get close in all the cliché ways.
Jake tells her that he used to live in New York and was engaged to a stockbroker who left him for a client, after which he moved back to Snow Falls.
Silent Night was playing when she broke up with him, and the music still bothers Jake.
Ellen then discusses how, as a teenager, she grew shallow and self-centered as a result of her mother’s death, having a fairly hedonistic outlook on life.
Of course, they almost kiss, with Jake feeling like he can trust Ellen for the first time following his sorrow.
After a while, Ellen’s actual heiress identity is exposed, leaving Jake feeling deceived.
She chastises those who revealed her, saying that she needed to travel anonymously in order to learn from the people of Snow Falls.
Fortunately for Ellen, she gets the opportunity to apologise to Jake and explain how he and the people of the village have given her a new outlook on life.
It also comes out that the ‘letter’ her father requested her to hand deliver was an explanation of her secret purpose, stating that if she succeeded, she would now become the CEO.
The film concludes with some genuine Christmas enchantment, when Silent Night plays at the Christmas Eve celebration and Jake, no longer moved by the song, invites Ellen to dance.
Watch Christmas Inheritance on Netflix.
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