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Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! (2011)

Idiocy strikes when a woman and her daughter get separated from their family during the holidays.

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Teddy Duncan's middle-class family embarks on a plane flight from their Denver home to visit Mrs. Duncan's parents, the Blankenhoopers, in Palm Springs - all except daughter Teddy and mother Amy, for whom a cross country odyssey begins when a chance at free plane fare leads to a curtailed bus ride, a nightmarish experience in a Yugo, hitchhiking with a pair of alien abductees, and peddling through the desert on a tandem bike. All the while, the male Duncans survive a zany Christmas with Grandpa and Grandma Blankenhooper. Written by Disney / revised by statmanjeff

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Trivia

4th Disney Channel Original Movie to star Jason Dolley. The others being Hatching Pete (2009), Minutemen (2008) and Read It and Weep (2006). See more »

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Teddy is filming Charlie putting the star on the tree, as seen through the camera's eye. Teddy then puts the camera away. Charlie is then seen through the camera's eye again. See more »

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Small Town Cop: Just let it go, ma'am.
Amy Duncan: Oh, for the last time, I didn't hit anybody.
Small Town Cop: Yeah, I know. You were just gesturing for emphasis.
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References Home Alone (1990) See more »

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Run Run Rudolph
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Written by Johnny Marks and Marvin Brodie
Performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd
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Fun - Just Not One Of Disney's Best
4 December 2011 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

"Good Luck Charlie: The Movie" is definitely not the worst kind of family comedy, though I have to admit I personally prefer the show to this. Still, it makes a great addition to the series as a little Christmas movie. I didn't plan to catch this in the first place. Then I decided I might as well watch this after I tuned to the Disney Channel looking for some fun after some serious work.

First of all, the story is a mix of unoriginal ideas. It wasn't boring. Not at all. Just unoriginal. A vehicle going downhill with a broken brake and some typical war games, these all sound familiar. So you should not expect anything fresh or special, but it is still fun for me. There aren't exactly any particular moments or scenes that I find dull or highly intriguing, but trust me, it is not a mess. The story fits together and is presented well.

Some scenes near the end of the movies are good, and I liked the ending too. And yes, there was the surprise which I am not going to ruin here. But I do hope that Disney will maintain the consistency and keep that "surprise" valid for upcoming episodes on the show.

I guess there is not a single reason for me to say this is a bad movie, but it really could've been much better, so I think I will put this in the middle of the scale. This is by no means a poor family comedy, considering there are "better" choices out there. If you're afraid of replaying awful memories of this year's little Miss Judy Moody, don't worry. This is a lot, a lot and a lot less disturbing.


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