Jingle All the Way
Two Dads, One Toy, No Prisoners.
Meet Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company is constantly busy at his job, and he also constantly disappoints his son, after he misses his son's karate exposition, his son tells Howard that he wants for Christmas is an action figure of his son's television hero, he tries hard to to make it up to him. Unfortunately for Howard, it is Christmas Eve, and every store is sold out of Turbo Man, now Howard must travel all over town and compete with everybody else to find a Turbo Man action figure.
If I learned anything from Jingle All the Way it is that if a black man and a white man bond over a common goal, it doesn't matter cause in the end, the white man will get the praise and the black man will get led away in handcuffs. It's the American way.
This movie is absolutely awful but made fun by the fact my husband can quote the entire film.
Put the DVD into my player and found out that the unrated director's cut was also on the disc. Let's just say...things get pretty raunchy.
Also, rest in peace Phil Hartman & Sinbad (after It's Just Family he is officially dead to me. He use to be favorite comedian to.)
"I'm not a pervert! I just was looking for a Turbo Man doll!"
PUT DAT COOKIE DOWN!
One of my favorite Christmas films. Ever since I was a kid, not a single Christmas has gone by without me watching this.
**Part of the 12 Days of Xmas 2012 project.**
The English language contains insufficient vocabulary to describe this film's awfulness. Let me offer a few choice samples, though:
When I saw the words "James Belushi" on the credits, I should have ejected the DVD. When the screen said "Sinbad", I should have unplugged the DVD player. When the letters "J-a-k-e L-l-o-y-d" scrolled into view, I should have thrown the TV out the window. I will live with this debilitating regret for the rest of my life.
One star for:
1. Paul "The Big Show" Wight's cameo as a monstrous Santa.
2. Rita Wilson's beautiful face, as well as her breasts looking terrific in a silk nightgown.
Okay, okay, okay... so, everyone and their mom and their grandparents and their ancestors know this is an awful movie. The reasons why should be fairly obvious from miles away. From continents away, actually. Yes, in what would be the template for later crapfests like Christmas with the Cranks and Deck the Halls, this movie is one giant consumerism lovefest and even the little child with the father who's never there for him and for the most part is likable without being too strategically sad gives you the impression that his problems are a little too soft and first-world. But, the end is designed to make you get over all that because he gives his ultra-special, one-of-a-kind Turbo Man doll…
Funny and loud, like Christmas Eve at the mall.
Devoid of funny jokes, good surprises or interesting characters. I honestly cannot say I laughed even once at this film.There are a few gags and scenes where maybe I was mildly amused, and maybe would have laughed had I not already started to tire of the film about a third of the way through. But it never really gets the ball rolling. There’s a fair amount of physical comedy, which is great if and only if you can pull it off, but Schwarzenegger and Sinbad can’t, or perhaps director Brian Levant couldn’t. The timing was off throughout. Read full review.
''Put that cookie down, NOW!''
Why do I like this film? That's right guilty pleasure and Nostalgia I was a kid.
No one makes a fool of himself funnier and with more style than Arnold Schwarzenegger and the best part is that he evidently knows he does. He along with Sinbad are enough to make an entertaining and stupidly funny movie out of this crap called Jingle All the Way, because that's what it is but at least it was an entirely harmless one.
I'm at home...my family watches bad movies. Oh, and mourn with me that the man is a freakin' governor.
Ridiculous movie. Props to the filmmakers for not being afraid to go this far. If you think Arnold punching a reindeer was the height of the craziness, just keep watching.
Even though I am all for slugging animatronic/puppet reindeer - JINGLE ALL THE WAY is a Not Recommend.