This film is silly. There are nosy neighbours overstepping their boundaries, a husband and wife who make life much more difficult for themselves than is really necessary, and a daughter who comes across as mega-ungrateful at times.
So yes, it is silly, but it's Christmas silliness, which means that not only do I tolerate it, I've actually added it to my annual Christmas watch-list.
Rewatched this old favourite with this article in mind: www.overthinkingit.com/2011/10/03/beauty-beast-stockholm-syndrome/
Tonnes of fun!
I WANT to like this film, given that I'm crazy about guinea pigs, but that very fact made me pretty mad with all the depictions of poor husbandry and generally bad animal care in this film. Yes, I know it isn't real, but I also know that kids copy what they see on screen and I pity the animals that were bought as a result of this film.