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Christmas With the Kranks

4 Ratings: 2.5
A family movie directed by Joe Roth.

Slapstick humor gets a full-body workout inChristmas with the Kranks. Critics were unanimous in their derision, and John Grisham must have gnashed his teeth over what studio-boss-turned-director Joe Roth did to his bestselling novelSkipping Christmas, … see full wiki

Director: Joe Roth
Genre: Family, Comedy
3 reviews about Christmas With the Kranks
review by . December 20, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Gotta love a movie with Tim Allen and Dan Akroyd. Christmas With the Kranks stands out in a crowded sea of Christmas movies. Tim Allen tries to boycott Christmas. However, his neighbors and friends, led by Dan Akroyd, succeed in stopping him. Along the way, Tim Allen and his wife suffer from hilarious antics.    As much as I like the movie, I gave it a slightly lower rating because I think it sends the wrong message to people. It essentially advocates giving into the commercialism …
review by . November 05, 2006
'Christmas with the Kranks' presents the holiday season with a common ambivalence. Depending on one's take of Christmas, the season will be a festive celebration, a religious hallmark filled with meaning, or an ordeal filled with nauseating depression. (For most of us, it is a combination of all three.) Trying to cope with the forced pleasantries and crass materialism of a season saturated with meaning is a real struggle. So it is with Nora and Luther Krank (Jamie Lee Curtis and Tim Allen). As empty-nesters …
review by . November 13, 2005
I read the book a few years back and was mesmerized by the story. My husband and I (we have no kids) had talked for years about "foregoing" Christmas...but never did because we knew our parents and siblings would protest too much. So, the book was an appealing story to us since it expressed our own thoughts and feelings about Christmas. As soon as the movie was out, we rushed to see it. Granted, it's no "Christmas Vacation" with Chevy Chase (but no movie is or ever will be); yet this movie is quite …
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