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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.

Director:

Arlene Sanford

Writers:

Phil Baker (creator), Drew Vaupen (creator) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bridgit Mendler ... Teddy Duncan
Leigh-Allyn Baker ... Amy Duncan
Bradley Steven Perry ... Gabe Duncan
Mia Talerico ... Charlie Duncan
Eric Allan Kramer ... Bob Duncan
Jason Dolley ... PJ Duncan
Debra Monk ... Petunia
Michael Kagan Michael Kagan ... Hank
Abbie Cobb ... Jordan
Pamela Dunlap ... Sue
David Wells ... Stan
Raven Goodwin ... Ivy
Joey Nader ... Daryl
E.E. Bell ... Lenny
Ernie Grunwald ... Walter
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

2 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Good Luck Charlie: The Movie See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

During the airport scene the song 'Run Rudolph Run' is playing while the Duncan family runs to their gate. This could be hinting at the 1990 Christmas classic 'Home Alone' where a similar scene with the same song is shown. See more »

Goofs

When Teddy and Amy are driving at night, Teddy turns the windshield wipers on and the one on Amy's side flies off. The next morning, when Teddy and Amy wake up in the diner parking lot, both windshield wipers are back on the car. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Teddy Duncan: [doing a selfie video] Guess what, Charlie? We're one day away from going on your first trip on an airplane, and celebrating our first Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa's new condo in Palm Springs! You're going to have so much fun.
Amy Duncan: [nearby on the phone] No, no, no, Mom, you have to toddler-proof the place.
Teddy Duncan: [continuing her video] Just so long as you don't touch anything.
Amy Duncan: No, anything breakable has to be at least three feet off the ground.
Charlie Duncan: Uh-oh.
Amy Duncan: [broken vase at her little feet] Make that...
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Remade as Best of Luck Nikki: Happy New Year! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Gonna Run To You
Written by Jamie Houston & Bridgit Mendler
Produced by Jamie Houston
Performed by Bridgit Mendler
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Fun - Just Not One Of Disney's Best
4 December 2011 | by TroyeEvansSee 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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