Crazy for Christmas

Crazy for Christmas

Eleanor Lindo (2005)

89min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this flimsy festive diversion, cash-strapped single mum Andrea Roth learns the value of forgiveness when she's hired to chauffeur an eccentric rich man (Howard Hesseman) around town on Christmas Eve. The syrupy seasonal sentiments come thick and fast, as the Santa-like millionaire literally spreads holiday cheer by giving away money to passers-by, while mysteriously trying to bond with his reluctant driver. But an underdeveloped narrative means this initially charming benevolence soon grows stale, leaving director Eleanor Lindo struggling to fill the remaining running time. Consequently, the film's later scenes feel contrived and simplistic, with neither its revelations nor its tugging of heartstrings having much emotional impact.

Summary

A wealthy old man employs a struggling single mother as his chauffeur on Christmas Eve. She is surprised to discover he intends to give all his money away, and tries to find out the reason for his sudden generosity. Festive family drama, starring Andrea Roth, Howard Hesseman, Jason Spevack and Yannick Bisson.

Cast & Crew

Shannon McManus-Johnson Andrea Roth
Fred Nickells Howard Hesseman
Trevor McManus-Johnson Jason Spevack
Peter Archer Yannick Bisson
Janet Karen LeBlanc
Herb Jasper Mark Wilson
Director Eleanor Lindo
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Edited for language. Available on: Available on DVD

Childrens Drama

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