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Angels Sing (2013)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  10 March 2013 (USA)
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As a child, Michael Walker wished every day could be Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for the ... See full summary »

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As a child, Michael Walker wished every day could be Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for the holidays, despite encouragement from his playful wife and well-intentioned parents. But when his young son faces a tragedy, Michael needs to make amends with his past. A mysterious man named Nick gives Michael a gift and instills in him the courage to find the joy that he lost. Written by Anonymous

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Christmas comes but once a year, but the memories last a lifetime.

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language
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In the scene where Harry Connick Jr is trying to take the large snowman upstairs, the snowman is smiling. When you see the head of the snowman being stuffed up the attic stairs, the top down shot shows the snowman frowning. May have been intentional to show the snowman's unhappiness. See more »

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Superb! A modern replacement for "It's A Wonderful Life."
7 December 2013 | by (Good ol' USA) – See all my reviews

I don't know enough superlatives to accurately describe this movie. It is a masterpiece.

It's a perfect blending of the truth of Christmas with the joyous celebration of life, love and family.

Some years back, I was dismayed when "the Grinch" found a way to copyright "It's A Wonderful Life" effectively removing it from it's richly deserved attention at Christmas time.

IAWL seems to have been replaced by the 1983 film "A Christmas Story." I've watched and enjoyed ACS more than once. I like the film, but it's missing some key elements wonderfully portrayed in "It's A Wonderful Life." Namely, the value of the individual life and our relationship with God.

"Angels Sing" has, in my estimation, moved in to solidly fill that gap.

Christmas impacts different people in different ways. For our central character, wonderfully portrayed by Harry Connick, Jr; it's not a time of celebration but a season filled with painful memories.

His family wants to celebrate Christmas but he simply can't enter into it with them. Many of us, to one degree or another, carry emotional scars from the past. Our hero carries a big one.

His story, and the films ending, creates all the heart filling satisfaction - and conveys all the truth - contained in IAWL.

What's not to like? Humor, music, tragic loss and then life regained. This is indeed a story for the whole family. I hope to see it in widespread television replays in Christmas seasons to come.

SPECIAL NOTE: Willie Nelson creates a GEM of a character in this film. Willie,I didn't know you had it in you. Thanks.

Don't be concerned about the low rating. This is largely a result of the "drive-by shooting" reviews from people that never saw the film, or can't seem to figure out that a movie with "Angels" in the title might (horrors) have elements of Christianity in it. Surprise, surprise.


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