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On the 2nd Day of Christmas (1997)

After they are caught in the act, a by-the-book department store security guard is assigned as the custodian of a pickpocketing duo.

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Lauren Pratt ...
Patsy (as Lauren Suzanne Pratt)
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Mr. Limber
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David
Arlene Meadows ...
Mom
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Mickey
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Pruitt
Richard Blackburn ...
Jerry
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Man in Overcoat
Domenico Fiore ...
Ed the Bartender (as Dom Fiore)
Patrick Patterson ...
Uncle Don
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Mindy
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Con-woman Trish and her niece/ward Patsy are caught trying to steal from a department store right before Christmas. With the holidays so near, Bert, a store employee, agrees to be responsible for the pair so that Patsy need not spend the holidays in social services. Romance ensues. Written by PetrinaC <cubit@aol.com>

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Anyone can have a change of heart when it comes to Christmas...


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Trish: Are you hurt?
Bert: No! How can I be hurt? I just threw my family jewels full force against a freezing metal fence!
Trish: Oh good, as long as you're not hurt
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Performed by Mark Ruffalo
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Gives Christmas movies a bad name
5 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

"On the 2nd Day of Christmas" is absolute torture. It is the cinematic equivalent of coal in your stocking. Here is a movie so unpleasant and manipulative that you will have to take a cold shower just to remove the swarminess.

I have never disliked a Christmas movie so much. It tries to shamelessly manipulate our feelings. This is the kind of movie that Roger Ebert would describe as "taking tears by liposuction". That's how desperate these filmmakers are to move us. Well, it moved me. Off the couch at the halfway point. I usually sit through an entire movie, no matter how bad. But an hour and 10 minutes of this tripe was more than I could bear.

With a more organized and thoughtful screenplay, this could have been a good movie. But this script has several fatal flaws. First, there are no sympathetic or likable characters. When by the twenty minute mark, you want to throw your female lead out the window, you know you're in trouble. Second, the film is overly predictable. We know what's going to happen and sure enough, I successfully predicted everything that happened after the opening ten minutes. Third, the performances feel by the numbers. There's no life or flavor, just routine unpleasantness.

Do yourself a favor. Instead of wasting two hours of your life, read a book, do a jigsaw puzzle, go out for a walk. Just don't watch this movie.

zero stars (out of four)


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