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Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
IMDb Rating 4.6
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Tim Allen Luther Krank
Jamie Lee Curtis Nora Krank
Dan Aykroyd Vic Frohmeyer
M. Emmet Walsh Walt Scheel
Elizabeth Franz Bev Scheel
Erik Per Sullivan Spike Frohmeyer
Cheech Marin Officer Salino
Jake Busey Officer Treen
Austin Pendleton Umbrella Santa/Marty
Tom Poston Father Zabriskie
Plot
Slapstick humor gets a full-body workout in Christmas with the Kranks. Critics were unanimous in their derision, and John Grisham must have gnashed his teeth over what studio-boss-turned-director Joe Roth did to his bestselling novel Skipping Christmas, to which this broad-stroked comedy bears little or no resemblance. The title characters are played by Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis, who decide to skip Christmas because their daughter's in Peru with the Peace Corps. Thus begins a rabid program of enforced conformity when their neighbors (led by Dan Aykroyd) coerce the Kranks into changing their holiday attitude--a change that comes easily when the daughter announces she'll be home for Christmas after all. Imagine if a suburban lynch mob said "Have a Merry Christmas or we'll kill you," and you'll get some idea of what spending Christmas with the Kranks is really like. And if you laughed at the frozen cat, you're probably on Santa's "naughty" list. --Jeff Shannon
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Family
Director Joe Roth; Tim Roth
Producer Michael Barnathan; Chris Columbus
Writer John Grisham; Chris Columbus
Studio Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 99 mins
Movie Release Date 11/24/2004
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 554
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 11/1/2005
Product Details
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.40:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 043396048614
Release Date 11/8/2005
Subtitles French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
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