Review: Annelise Cepero and Jeremy Sumpter dazzle in ‘Holiday Harmony’ movie

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Annelise Cepero and Jeremy Sumpter in 'Holiday Harmony'
Annelise Cepero and Jeremy Sumpter in 'Holiday Harmony.' Photo Courtesy of Barbara Kinney, HBO Max

Actors Annelise Cepero and Jeremy Sumpter dazzle in the new movie “Holiday Harmony” movie, which recently premiered on HBO Max.

They both deliver compelling and resonant acting performances in this feel-good holiday romantic comedy, which was directed by
Shaun Paul Piccinino. The screenplay was co-written by Lauren Swickard.

In “Holiday Harmony,” she plays the role of Gail opposite Jeremy Sumpter as Jeremy. Singer-songwriter Gail (Annelise Cepero) lands an opportunity to compete for a once-in-a-lifetime shot at the big time, and heads cross country—only getting as far as Harmony Springs, Oklahoma when her ride, her budget, and all her hopes are stalled.

With just two weeks to get to the iHeartRadio Christmas Eve performance of her dreams, she takes the advice of local Jack-of-all-trades, Jeremy (Jeremy Sumpter), and takes on a group of misfit kids hoping to perform in a Christmas Eve Gala of their own. Gail and Jeremy grow close, but if she’s going to fulfill her lifelong dream, she may have to leave him and the town she’s grown to love behind.

Cepero allows her crisp and crystalline vocals to shine in this film as well, which is an added bonus. Brooke Shields and Lauren Swickard also star in this film as Lila respectively. The child actors in this film were quite delightful with their performances as well. It is a refreshingly beautiful romantic comedy and it garners two thumbs up.

The trailer for “Holiday Harmony” may be seen below.