- Title Jingle All the Way
- Director Brian Levant
- Year 1996
- Run time 1hr 29m
- Genres Comedy, Family, Adventure
- Tagline Two dads, one toy, no prisoners
High powered businessman Howard Langston is hard at work taking last-minute orders from customers to whom he just can't say no, including his son, Jamie, who asked for the hottest action figure of the season - Turbo Man! Unfortunately, Howard is facing one BIG problem. It's Christmas Eve and Turbo Man has been sold out since Thanksgiving! Howard's down-to-the-wire trek to find Turbo Man quickly turns into an odyssey wilder than he could have ever imagined.
|1:40||Turboman has a boomerang as a weapon?|
|4:13||“You’re my number one customer!” Divorce.|
|7:19||Ooh, karate rage. He needs to reign that in or he might turn to the dark side.|
|11:19||“Purple was really important to me.” Me too.|
|14:18||He’s a TERRIBLE liar.|
|18:18||I feel like they’re all hating on this guy but he is speaking the truth.|
|23:06||Ted is Troy McClure and it is messing with my mind.|
|24:54||“PUT THAT COOKIE DOWN. NOW.” Hehehe.|
|30:54||Uh oh, ball in a ball pool.|
|35:48||“It’s fun and educational.” What every kid wants.|
|43:27||Why does he think he only gets one day a year to prove himself? There’s 365 days in a year, surely.|
|54:54||The toy saying ‘it’s Turbo Time’ when shaken is silly, give it away when the kid inevitably shakes it.|
|58:26||You can’t punch a reindeer. Who punches a reindeer?|
|1:04:18||Yeah, go Liz!|
|1:10:45||HA! He was about to say I’m Your Father. That’s amazing.|
|1:13:16||“Get out of the way box.”|
|1:17:-00||Turborang is a terrible name for a weapon.|
|1:18:42||How can they not recognise their dad? He’s not even hiding his accent or anything.|
|1:20:19||“I’m sorry about the bike and the coffee and the bus and the bomb.” Dude has had a hell of a day.|
This was better than I thought it was going to be. The concept isn’t exactly a new one - parent going crazy trying to find a toy that is completely out of reach - but it’s good. The adventure he goes on has some wacky moments and you have to suspend your disbelief a bit, but I think up to the point of the parade, it’s pretty good.
Then things go completely bonkers - not least because the family don’t recognise him even though Arnie is huge and has quite a distinctive accent… I wasn’t buying them as a family anyway, the chemistry was way off, and then they didn’t recognise him through an almost clear visor? Shenanigans!
Entertaining, better than I’d expected, but not the best.
Rating: 2 / 5