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All American Christmas Carol (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 5 November 2013 (USA)
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A white-trash mom is visited by three ghosts intent on showing her a path to a brighter future.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Taryn Manning ... Cindy
Beverly D'Angelo ... Wanda / Ghost of Christmas Future
Wendi McLendon-Covey ... Marge
Eddie Jemison ... Bob
Alex Solowitz ... Rat Tail Randy
Danny Woodburn ... Mr. Wink
Lin Shaye ... Barbara Belnap
Shiri Appleby ... Pam
Marshall Manesh ... Car Salesman
Eric Roberts ... Constantine / Ghost of Christmas Present
Meat Loaf ... Ross (as Meat Loaf Aday)
Douglas Owens Douglas Owens ... Wayne
Tristan Lake Leabu ... Harley
Spencer Locke ... Ghost of Christmas Past
Samuel J. Dixon ... Skoal
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Living for fun, shouldering no responsibilities and trolloping around in a drunken haze with any guy who'll have her, Cindy Wegman is trailer park trash through and through - so much so that when one of her kids' fathers dies and returns to herald the coming of three Christmas spirits to guide her towards redemption (ala Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'), she only gets the trashy sort she deserves. Written by statmanjeff

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All American Christmas Carol See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Cindy Wegman: Dang ghosts are screwin' up my life.
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In the opening, names of the cast are spelled out on objects found in and around a trailer park. See more »

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Remake of A Christmas Carol (1951) See more »

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Jingle Bells
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Written by James Pierpont (as James Lord Pierpont)
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24 December 2014 | by Tss5078See all my reviews

I have always loved Charles Dicken's classic, A Christmas Carol. I have seen literally dozens of adaptations of it and I still find it to be one of the greatest things ever written. All American Christmas Carol is a redneck take on the story, and while it wasn't a bad film, it wasn't what I thought it would be. Cindy (Taryn Manning) is a single mother, who has three kids from three different men, and she's not even thirty. Her drunken, partying life style doesn't even cover the bills to keep her three kids, Harley (Tristan Lake Leabu), Skoal, and Cheese Doodle in their trailer. Her life and family are headed for disaster, when Harley's father, aptly named Jake Marley, dies in a paintball accident. After the funeral those three ghosts we all know and love show up and try to put Cindy on the right path. This film was unrated and had all the makings of another terrific raunchy Christmas film. I was expecting Bad Santa, instead I got it's Duck Dynasty-esq PG-13 cousin. Kill Theories, Taryn Manning stars and she was great, she was far more believable than any of the ghosts and really made you feel for her character. The other stand out in the film is young Tristan Lake Leabu, who plays her oldest son, Harley. Harley is the man of the house at the ripe old age of 13. With the hilarious redneck antics going on around him, it's hard to remember that he's doing a man's job at a child's age. Leabu played the both sides of this character and did so with the ease of an actor far beyond his years. This is not your typical Christmas Carol, it's not all that raunchy either, but for it was, I was pretty entertaining. I wish they had taken it to the next level and really gone all out with the comedy, but still it didn't take that much away from the film. Rednecks let this film be a warning to you, if you don't do more than drink and have sex, the ghosts of loved ones passed will haunt you and it will be hilarious.


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