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Friday, December 8, 2017

The 3 R's Series Rocks More Writing Leads & Reads!


How to turn new clients into repeat customers

Choosing a Domain Name for your blog

Become a successful International Freelance Writer

Seeing Beauty in Today's World

5 Savvy ways to make Money with your blog

When is it okay to Write about Personal Stuff?


Writers Helping Writers

Writers' Workshops, Conferences & Programs


Chicago Writers Association*Let's Just Write!




While browsing the vast selection of titles at one of my local video outlets, I came across a movie that definitely had promising potential. This flick featured Vince Vaughn (of which I am a huge fan). 
And it offered a bonus of a fun holiday theme.
How could I go wrong, right?

Read on. 
In the true spirit of couple-dom, Reese Witherspoon and Vaughn end up making the rounds to visit a quartet of relatives for Xmas (hence the title)-- once their exotic vacation plans fizzle out.
In the process, they find their resilience (and commitment) tested through kin-folks who fail to understand the meaning of boundaries and good taste.

Though the storyline was cute and relate-able, it really didn't deliver. 
The "funny" felt forced, and so it ultimately fell short for me.  

In all fairness, there were a few funny scenes and interesting moments, but overall, I wasn't impressed. So, unfortunately I'm gonna have to rate this movie 2.5 stars out of 5.

This wraps up this edition of Pen and Prosper's 3R's series.
Thanks for reading, folks.

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Feel free to share your thoughts and comments.


  1. As always, you deliver! Thanks for all you do, Jennifer. May your days ahead be prosperous and happy.

    1. Lin,

      I do it for readers like you. Much appreciation.
      The same to you, hon.

  2. Jen, thank you for the links. They look promising. :) Thanks also for the review. Hope the rest of your weekend goes well!

    1. Karen,
      You are very welcome.
      I think you'll find some tips and tools to move you forward in your creative career. Thanks for stopping by today.

  3. Too bad about the movie. I enjoy Reese Witherspoon. At least there were some fun scenes!

    1. Clee,

      There was nothing wrong with her role or portrayal; it was more in the script and development of the movie.
      Thanks for adding to the mix here.

    2. One of my favorite movies of Reese's is Man in the Moon. It is an oldie but goodie.