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Thursday, 26 October 2017

Mini Retro Review: The Christmas Clause (2008) #badmovies

The Christmas Clause
Family Drama

Originally titled as Mrs Clause, this is a female version of The Family Man which starred Nicolas Cage meets It's A Wonderful Life & this so-called Christmas movie is too cliched and not very watchable at all. A mother discovers what her life would have been like if she had pursued her career in law instead of being a working mother & getting married. It takes elements from other Christmas themed movies and tacks them onto a dreary and dull story. The character of Sophie is someone I couldn't warm to, nor connect with. Too sentimental, too much weeping, feels a lot like a sitcom episode. There are some moments that made me wince, such as the dancing scenes with Sophie and I just didn't care for the characters, one bit. There are far, far better Christmas themed movies out there that you can watch (Jingle All The Way, Home Alone, Elf, the original It's a Wonderful life), and this isn't one of them for sure. Typical TV movie dross, as ever.

Is It Worth Watching?

Only if you are a die-hard lover of all Christmas movies, both good and bad 


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