I still haven’t worked out who I want to be or what I want to do when I grow up, so on this blog please join me while I try and work it out while keeping child-like creativity alive!  Find home and fashion inspiration; travel and days out; photography, writing and more. Have fun looking around 🙂

 

00

Christmas with the Kranks

Starring Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis & Dan Ackroyde. From a novel by John Grisham; Screenplay by Chris Columbus. Directed by Joe Roth

Why is it so hard to write a good Christmas film? I’ve seen National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and the Muppets Christmas Carol far too many times now, and I desperately need a new classic Christmas film to watch over and over again in October!
Jamie Lee Curtis is by far the best thing in this film – doing all the funny bits funnily; so I did have a bit of a chuckle every now and then. But it wasn’t enough to rescue the dismal script writing of this film.
To give you the gist – a couple’s daughter isn’t expected home for Christmas for the first time, so they plan to go on a cruise instead, and skip cards and presents and decorations, and everything they normally do. This causes a lot of grief – especially from the neighbours. But then they get the phone call at the last minute that their daughter’s on her way home, and only have a few hours to sort out Christmas in the traditional way that she expects.
The first half just drags on and on, and it’s far too predictable. It lifts up a bit with all the panic to get everything done on time, but it doesn’t exactly get interesting. I wouldn’t bother watching this if I were you.

Entertainment, Films,
00no comment

Other posts you may like:

Tarte eyeshadow palette review
A review of the Tarte Tarteist Amazonian Clay eyeshadow palette
November 14, 2017
I am constantly on the hunt for a matte eyeshadow palette, and if I see one, I will probably buy it! I honestly don’t know why they aren’t more popular, because I just cannot get on with an ordinary eye shadow! I had a little splurge on make-up a couple of years ago and talked about my issues with the No7 eyeshadows and the Maybelline eyeshadows that I bought. They simply do not look good on me and the pigmentation is rubbish. I decided it was about time I stopped faffing about with mid-range High Street make-up and actually spend some money….
What it’s like to be an Introvert
October 20, 2016
Move over anxiety; being an introvert is the new fashionable difficulty! I am of course, being slightly tongue-in-cheek, but I when I recently started getting into You Tube, I couldn’t believe how many people are giving their videos titles such as, ‘Coping with anxiety,’ and ‘My depression story.’ I couldn’t help but be a little cynical. Could this many people really be dealing with mental health issues, or has it just become a little fashionable? Then I considered two things…..
Adagio teas
Tea for people who don’t like tea! (And for those who do.)
October 3, 2018
When Adagio Teas asked if I’d like to work with them, I had to be honest in my reply; that I don’t actually like tea. On my trips to America, this is like saying I’m not actually British, but my main disgruntle is that I couldn’t join in with all the beautiful Instagrams of cups of tea! I do, however like fruit infusions, and the mango flavoured tea I had at the Jane Austen Centre a couple of weeks ago was very nice, so I asked if I could try their flavoured tea….

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.