- Title Father Christmas is Back
- Directors Philippe Martinez, Mick Davis
- Year 2021
- Run time 1hr 45m
- Genres Family, Comedy
- Tagline And you think your family is a mess?
Four feuding sisters get a crash course in family togetherness when their long-lost father shows up for Christmas at their posh ancestral manor.
|1:22||I quite like a film that introduces everyone by name at the start. None of the ‘who is it’ game.|
|4:50||“A lady like you is never late, she arrives exactly when she means to.”|
|8:38||“Awful little banshees.” Yep, using that.|
|16:55||No wonder it’s taken her ten years to write a thesis… how old is that typewriter?|
|20:20||“Even the Beatles didn’t dedicate their lives to the Beatles.”|
|29:06||Chocolate hobnob is not vegan, surely?|
|38:33||They have a thousand bedrooms and they’re making their kids share a room.|
|47:24||“My little Christmas pudding.” Adorable.|
|1:05:07||I have nothing in common with this woman that is very uptight and then totally plastered.|
|1:09:13||“She’s blown the bloody house up.”|
|1:20:51||God forbid he actually asks her about it first though.|
|1:25:06||“There’s no food. And Peter’s left me.” Priorities.|
|1:36:52||A five year old castle, haha. I wonder what is the newest old castle.|
This… is a weird film. It’s not particularly well made, and it does that thing where it thinks it’s a cartoon - someone pops their head up and a weird sound effect happens, or creeping through a door to creeping sound effects. Annoying. Despite the quite impressive cast, the chemistry and acting isn’t great.
And yet, I still quite enjoyed it. There were some funny moments in there, the characters did grow on you as it went along, and I did want to know how it was going to end - hopefully with a happy ending. I couldn’t recommend this to anyone but equally I didn’t hate it.
Rating: 2 / 5