Original Air Date: July 30, 2011
Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Stars: Lea Thompson, Steven Brand
This Hallmark movie has it all: a forced romance, grating child acting, and a plot so completely devoid of logic that it should make you thankful that the world of Hallmark bares little resemblance to reality. In The Cabin, two single-parent families with the last name MacDougal are assigned the same cabin during Scotland’s “Mac Fest,” a convention that gathers clans from around the globe with the last name starting with “Mac.” We’re not joking.
The mother and father of these separate families are annoyed at first, but, as it usually happens in these films, they fall irresponsibly in love in just a few short hours as their children are left behind to deal with the psychological ramifications. This syrupy feel-good romance attempts to mask the absolutely ludicrous plot behind it, but we’ve grown cold and callous over the years, and no amount of lovey-dovey stupidity can distract us from logic.
Fun fact: The dude who directed this also directed Leprechaun 4: In Space. Makes you think.