Jackie Foster (Suvari), is a dynamic Assistant District Attorney and single mom. But when Jackie's estranged dad, Jack (Brolin), a gruff retired police officer, unexpectedly shows up at her door, they will be forced to confront old wounds.
A farm girl nurses a wounded reindeer she believes is one of Santa's, hoping to bring it back to health in time for Christmas. Her holiday spirit inspires those around her, something her disheartened father is having trouble understanding.
A college student experiences difficulty in getting home for Christmas after being hazed by his friends. While struggling to get home in time for Christmas, he learns quite a bit about himself and the true meaning of the holiday. Written by
Johnathan Taylor Thomas previously starred in Disney's Man of the House (1995). In both films, he helps a bullied kid out of a school locker. See more »
The college is depicted as having lockers much like a high school might, but colleges do not have lockers. See more »
Well, son, she's yours.
[offers Jake the porsche keys]
But, Dad, I didn't make make it home on time.
Don't be silly. You were just a few seconds late. Here.
No, a deal's a deal. Besides, she isn't ready yet.
What do you mean?
Well, we're not really finished fixing her up yet, are we? I mean, I'm sure it's going to take a bunch more Christmases together to get all the work done. Don't you think?
Yeah. Thirty or forty at least.
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It could, if you can overlook the glaring plot holes, be something good to watch on Christmas Eve if there is nothing else on and you have had a few drinks.
It's not the worst movie ever made, but it is clichéd, predictable and not very funny.
Three out of ten- and that might be a case of me being over generous because it's, as I write this, December 12th.
What is also frustrating is that there's a nucleus of a good idea in the script- albeit one that has been done before. If the script had been redrafted a few more times, and if some of the Disney schmaltz had been remove then the film might have landed, somewhere, on the better side of OK.
Jessica Biel isn't bad though.
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