Okay then, what can I say about this movie…. well, for starters, it didn’t really make sense to me. A Christmas movie that’s actually about Hanukkah that’s actually about redemption that’s actually a goofy way of spoofing Mr. Magoo? Yeah, that’s pretty much what Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights is. At least that’s what I took away from it anyway. Oh yeah, it’s a musical as well!
It does bring some Christmas feelings, with the animation and style of it all, but the one thing that kept me from really enjoying this movie (and I’m sure I would’ve enjoyed the crap out of it) was that dang music. Why did they have to sing so much? Yeah I get that it’s a plot device and a “clever” way of moving the story forward, but I get enough animated musicals from Disney. I’m not buyin’ it! I think, however, that because of the musical tangents embedded in this film, it is a perfect movie to be playing in the background at any holiday gatherings like Christmas parties and what not. Definitely a background-flick, but it doesn’t even come close to my Christmas Top5.
Tomorrow, I take a look on not only Miracle on 34th Street (the 1994 remake) but also at the 1999 Swedish classic In Bed with Santa, so don’t forget to tune in again tomorrow, but until then….