I just watched it and I loved it. Every single mishap was an unfunny bomb. This is a definite holiday great. We even get some subtle sexual jokes about Santa. It may not be Christmas time, but I was in the mood for something fluffy that would make me smile a lot. This is not a funny prank to teach someone a Scrooge-like lesson; it's attempted murder. He sees Eddie several times what are the chances? The plot was a bit of a stretch, and understanding how these college boys could do that to Jake in the desert was a bit hard to believe.
How can you hate on that, seriously? He has a lackey, Ian, whom he treats like a servant. While struggling to get home in time for Christmas, he learns quite a bit about himself and the true meaning of the holiday. I mean, she loves Fiona Apple, which was totally the role model of any budding feminist back in the '90s she's still my role model , she's intelligent, values literature, deep conversation, politics, and she takes absolutely no crap from any man, whether a boyfriend or an annoying classmate. Who could really blame him for that… However, his dad Lumbergh himself, Gary Cole really wants the family to be together and promises to give his son a 1957 Porsche convertible if he makes it home by 6 p. The father makes Jake a deal he can't refuse: get home by 6 p. As such this is a vehicle which trades on Thomas's popularity, the cheeky look and boyish charm which young girls liked. But there are some funny things in it.
My mom and I really enjoyed it. I also liked how Jake changed from stuck up to sweet. Jake reconsiders following the deal with his father and trades the tickets back in for New York and Allie agrees to ride with him. This is the first time I've seen this movie since 2003. Worst moment of all which had me screaming at the television for the madness to stop involved the bus-liver gag. Jake and Eddie drive off.
But, you can really appreciate the fine acting jobs by all involved. When he reaches his street, he apologizes to Allie and they make up. Why I'll Be Home For Christmas and not a more classically beloved film like It's a Wonderful Life or something? Cummings and quotes about feminism and even consent only cement my point. We need more intelligent and free spirited women like them in the world. When Jake's father offers him the Porsche anyway, he still refuses. I'll Be Home for Christmas is a sweet and funny holiday movie. How can you dislike that? This film was no exception.
My favorite scene is when Jake and Allie are sitting in the sleigh together. An excellent film with plenty of laughs and the cast gives the impression that they all enjoyed making it which makes it easy to view and like. I went to the theater by myself just to check out this young, accomplished actor's latest movie. Jonathan Taylor Thomas stars as Jake, a shallow huckster attending college in Los Angeles who finds troubles aplenty and, eventually, redemption on a road trip home in this youth-oriented Christmas vehicle. Through his adventures, challenges and learning experiences, Jake is intended to grow into a more mature person. Jake drives, hitchhikes, flies, and finally rides his way back home in a one horse open sliegh.
What do people expect, an Oscar winner? Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Jessica Biel really shined in their roles. But to be frank this isn't some road to Damascus conversion because basically Jake goes from being shallow to understanding in the blink of an eye. Sneaking on to a plane inside a dog carrier with a farting canine. The entire movie is one big insult to the intelligence. Now that I'm older, I don't feel the same way. Eddie suddenly becomes jealous realizing that Jake will not only get Allie, but also the Porsche if he makes it home, and throws Jake out of his car somewhere in.
By the end of the film, Jake actually turns down the car, and promises to come home for Christmas more often, because he wants to spend quality time with his family — something that Jake in the beginning of the film never would have done. The reason I said that is because it was a 1957 model. And as such we have various misadventures from almost getting run over to ending up in a Santa fun run which in fairness is all mildly amusing. Maybe hot chocolate because everyone knows you can have unlimited hot chocolate during the holidays, duh and easily available peppermint candy canes rank higher, but other than that, it's totally Christmas movies. So just relax and enjoy. Jake helps several people, including himself, learn the true meaning of Christmas.
Jake finally accepts his stepmother. Johnathan Taylor Thomas played the best role of his career to date in this movie. He never makes amends with Ian or pays for any of his petty school crimes. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, Allie Jessica Biel , does not know where he is, and accepts a cross-country ride from Jake's rival, Eddie Adam LaVorgna. After making it to a phone, his father tells Jake that if he can make it home by Christmas, he will give Jake his prized red Porsche. Christmas is just the excuse for this film, it could as easily refer to any sort of anniversary at any time of the year.
When the bullying football team dumps him in the desert in a Santa suit, Jake is left without identification or money to help him make the journey. So to get home, he hitches a ride with a theif who almost killed him with his van while Jake was walking on the side of the road. With the exception of the Lion King, every film Thomas would star in did poorly at the box office. Jake wants to stop at the Bavarian village and develops a scheme to convince the bus driver. Not for the structure of its plot, because yes, that's pretty light-hearted and not meant to be taken seriously — but certain lines and references peppered throughout the film indicate a sophistication that you don't often see in movies geared towards Disney's normal demographic.
And the situations Jake gets himself into are quite funny. The movie starts out in California at college where we meet Jake Thomas who is planning a vacation on the beach with his girlfriend Jessica Biel instead of going home like she wants to. This is seriously one of the weirdest plots for a family Christmas movie: a jock bully from his college decides to kidnap our hero, take all his money and identification, glue a Santa costume and beard to his body, and abandon him in the middle of the Mojave. Keep the Awfully Good Holiday Spirit gravy train going with this week's Awfully Good Movies as they tackle another Christmas gem, the 1994 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles special, We Wish You A Turtle Christmas. If you ask me, every mishap that Jake Jonathan Taylor Thomas encountered while trying to get home from California to New York for Christmas was absolutely hilarious. This was because he had Jake's girlfriend Jessica Biel with him.