Animation - great, as expected.
Story - only a little sappy, shamelessly tugging the heartstrings.
Barbie and Ken - fun, especially when Ken changes outfits in his Dream House.
How many people even know there WAS A Christmas Story 2? I certainly didn't. I'm not sure how I stumbled onto it (it was straight to video), but I'll watch anything. You know, it wasn't nearly as bad as you might expect - some overdone hokiness and attempts at slapstick aside. I only learned today that Jean Shepherd had done ANOTHER sequel to A Christmas Story, released in 1994 as My Summer Story (he was not associated with this film, except as original author). I wouldn't go so far as to recommend this, but I wouldn't spurn it either.
I don't usually comment on pure documentaries I have watched, but (obviously) this is an exception.
For one thing, the film is French, and features Kerouac speaking in French, his native language.
What annoys me most is the male-centric focus of this film: Kerouc (On the Road); Ginsberg (Howl); Burroughs (Naked Lunch). As anyone who has paid any attention to history KNOWS, if it hadn't been for Joan Vollmer and Edie Parker - the WOMEN involved - these guys would…