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Sunday, December 14, 2014

All I Want for Christmas

I just finished watching All I Want for Christmas, a movie with Lauren Bacall.  This movie was made in 1991 and features Leslie Neilsen as Santa.  In my personal opinion, this movie has not had the following that it should.

A summary: Ethan (Ethan Randall) and Hallie O'Fallon (Thora Birch) are two siblings who wish that their divorced mom, Catherine (Harley Jane Kozak) would reunite with their dad, Michael (Jamey Sheridan). Hallie approaches the Macy's Santa with her wish to get their parents back together, even after her brother tells her not to. As Christmas approaches, the kids manage to lock their mother's fiancé, Tony (Kevin Nealon), in an ice cream truck and have him whisked off to New Jersey, all in an attempt to make their mom believe that she's been stood up. The ploy works, and ex-husband Michael is waiting in the wings.

Maybe because Lauren Bacall passed away this past summer, but seeing this movie reminded me of the actress's broad expertise in film. Her lovely voice is apparent in this duet sang with the star's costar, Thora Birch.

The film has a wonderful musical score, a couple of old tunes, and a new song written just for it that is appropriately romantic.  If you want to watch a film easily available, this one is on Netflix.  Enjoy.

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  1. Never saw that movie, but I'll have to try and see it. Tks!

  2. Terri
    I am an old movie lover, but I'd never heard of this one. Thank you for the recommendation!
    And thank you for visiting at my blog today!


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