Two men buy gifts from Tiffany's, but with very different items inside. When there's an accident and their bags gets swapped, Christmas morning doesn't go exactly as planned. Here's a look at Something From Tiffanys, available to stream on Amazon's Prime Video.
Snapshot of Something From Tiffanys
Ethan (Kendrick Sampson) is back in New York City with his daughter Daisy (Leah Jeffries). They are both so excited to be back in their hometown at Christmas. And, they are even more excited to be at Tiffany's purchasing an engagement ring for Ethan's girlfriend Vanessa (Shay Mitchell).
When they walk out of the store they see a man get hit by a cab. Gary (Ray Nicholson) had also just been purchasing something at Tiffany's. In the process of helping Gary, Ethan picks up the wrong Tiffany's bag. So Ethan and Daisy head off to their hotel room, while Gary goes to the hospital. Neither man realizes the mix-up.
The next day Daisy is worried about the man who got hit by the taxi, so they head to the hospital to check on him. While they are at the nurse's station trying to get information, Gary's girlfriend Rachel (Zoey Deutch) overhears the discussion. She introduces herself and the three step aside to discuss what happened the night before. Rachel thanks them for helping Gary and tells them to visit her restaurant while they are in town.
Now it's Christmas morning and Daisy is excited for Vanessa to open her gift. Ethan seems nervous, or unsure, but he tells her to open the blue bag. Vanessa opens the little blue box and says, “They are beautiful.” Confused by her comment, Ethan looks to see her holding a pair of earrings. Hardly the expensive engagement ring he purchased, but of course he can't say anything to Vanessa.
Now that Ethan knows that the Something From Tiffanys he purchased isn't what was in the box, he heads out to find the ring. He remembers where Rachel works, so he heads to her restaurant to find her. He's ultimately looking for Gary, but he needs Rachel's help to do that.
The Making of Something From Tiffanys
Something From Tiffanys is based on the book by the same name, written by Melissa Hill. She is a world-renowned, bestselling author known for writing moving books about love, friendship, and family. This movie was made by Reese Witherspoon's production company called Hello Sunshine, and I have to say this is a huge plus for the movie. It's one of the things that sets it apart from Christmas movies you see on Hallmark.
One of my complaints with Hallmark, and especially Great American Family, is that their Christmas movies are sometimes very “thin”. Meaning, they are lower budget and don't have the same look and feel as a movie that is developed properly. This is usually noticeable in the lack of extras in a scene. For instance, when there is a Christmas tree lighting, or town event and there are about 20 people there. Something From Tiffanys was totally different and every scene was filled with the bustling crowds, and people you would expect in New York during the holidays.
Something From Tiffanys Review
I really enjoyed Something From Tiffanys. I mean what's not to love about New York City at Christmas. But to be honest, Christmas almost seems like an after thought in this movie. And I don't mean that in a bad way. I just mean that the movie doesn't try to squeeze in Christmas activities unnecessarily. There's no visiting the tree at Rockefeller Center, or anything like that. Instead, the movie focuses more on the relationships and I really liked that.
Another plus for the movie is the cast. I loved both Zoey and Kendrick as Rachel and Ethan. I loved their chemistry and natural charm together. Rachel is especially appealing as a kind-hearted woman who is way to good for Gary. So it gives us something to cheer for because I definitely didn't want to see her end-up with an idiot like him. And likewise, Ethan is handsome, kind, and empathetic. Someone to root for and to give us hope as we watch Rachel and Ethan spend time together.
The Verdict: Delicious. Went with a food adjective since so much of the movie is set in the bakery/restaurant that Rachel owns. Something From Tiffanys is one that I highly recommend. It was the perfect pick-me-up this Christmas and was such a nice break from all of the Hallmark Christmas movies I have been watching. With this movie, we get to enjoy a Christmas movie that is supported by a great cast, amazing scenery, and a beautiful soundtrack. What more could you want in a holiday movie?