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All I Want for Christmas (1991)

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A brother and sister attempt to bring their divorced parents back together for Christmas.

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"All I Want For Christmas" is a comedy about two New York City children who launch a hilarious scheme to get what they most want this holiday season. Ethan, a practical older brother, and adorable Hallie, who knows how to charm her way out of a difficult situation, are intent on spending Christmas with their parents, Catherine and Michael, and grandmother Lillian. As Ethan and Hallie embark on their adventure, almost nothing goes exactly as they planned. Complicating things is a smarmy businessman named Toney Boer, who has taken an interest in Catherine. Ethan, meanwhile, is preoccupied with not only his parents' romantic dilemma, but also his own - one brought about by his new friendship with Stephanie, his first teenage crush. What evolves is an elaborate scheme involving mice, telephone calls and an ice-cream truck, as Ethan and Hallie try to achieve their goal with the help of Stephanie. The duo's primary obstacle is their mother's fiance, Tony. The children finally succeed with a... Written by "Benjamin" <s4806615@np.ac.sg>

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How far would you go to make a wish come true?

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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8 November 1991 (USA)  »

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Todo lo que quiero para Navidad  »

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$14,812,000
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Director Robert Lieberman and writer Richard Kramer enjoyed working together on a Christmas episode of Thirtysomething (1987), they decided to collaborate again on a feature. This is the result. See more »

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When the kids go to the pet shop, Ethan only puts 3 mice in the box, but the clerk counts it as 8 and they later have 8 mice when they're being released. See more »

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Lillian Brooks: Never use the word "lovely" darling. It's the mark of the jerk.
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Referenced in Clerks (1994) See more »

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All I Want
Performed by Stephen Bishop
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2 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

A brother (Ethan Embry) and sister (Thora Birch) attempt to bring their divorced parents back together for Christmas.

Apparently this film did poorly at the box office and critics hated it, too. I can understand that, as it is sort of a lame version of "The Parent Trap", except less quirky and the kids try much less seriously. Really, this one had me wondering why the parents broke up in the first place. (Presumably if it was worth divorcing over, they probably should not get re-married).

What makes this average film worth watching is the kids. Ethan Embry is decent and it is no surprise he has gone on to a remarkable career. Thora Birch is fantastic. Just amazing. Exactly what happened to her, I do not know. After "Ghost World" she seems to have faded away.


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