Christmas With the Kranks Reviews
It's painful, not to mention flat-out witless, to see two actors this genial play fuddy-duddies who learn that Christmas is coming to their living room... or else.
Here's a film that says Christmas is a sellout, that your neighbors are morons, and that suburbia is a playground of fascist conformity, and then it concludes that anyone who actually believes that is a heartless Scrooge.
Phony, disingenuous family entertainment, suffocated by its green bean casserole approach to Middle America, spineless cardboard characters and paper-thin plot 'twists.'
If you haven't seen enough films featuring shoppers sprinting to snatch the last ham at the grocery store, electric shocks from Christmas lights, and home decorators toppling off the roof, this is the movie for you.