Genre Comedy, Family, Romance
Director Robert Lieberman
Country United States
|Writer Thom Eberhardt, Richard Kramer|
Release date November 8, 1991 (1991-11-08) (US) November 29, 1991 (1991-11-29) (UK)
Cast Harley Jane Kozak (Catherine O'Fallon), Jamey Sheridan (Michael O'Fallon), Thora Birch (Hallie O'Fallon), Ethan Embry (Ethan O'Fallon), Kevin Nealon (Tony Boer), Andrea Martin (Olivia)
Similar movies Home for Christmas, Santa's Slay, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Prep & Landing, A Christmas Carol, Prancer
Tagline How far would you go to make a wish come true?
All I Want for Christmas is a 1991 American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Lieberman, and stars Harley Jane Kozak, Lauren Bacall, Thora Birch, Ethan Randall and Leslie Nielsen. The score was composed by Bruce Broughton, including a theme setting song by Stephen Bishop.
In New York City, siblings Ethan (Ethan Randall) and Hallie O'Fallon (Thora Birch) launch a hilarious scheme to get what they most want for Christmas with their parents, Catherine (Harley Jane Kozak) and Michael (Jamey Sheridan), and grandmother, Lillian (Lauren Bacall). When Hallie meets Santa Claus (Leslie Nielsen), she asks for an unusual gift-her parents back together again.
As the children embark on their adventure and while planning ahead, Tony Boer (Kevin Nealon) takes interest with Catherine. Ethan gets pre-occupied with not only his parents' romantic dilemma, but also his own-one brought about by his new friendship with Stephanie (Amy Oberer). An elaborate scheme involves with mice, telephone calls, and an ice cream truck, as Ethan and Hallie try to achieve their goal for helping Stephanie, and sees Tony with the primary obstacle. They succeed with a little Christmas magic from Santa Claus. Catherine decides to reject Tony and remarry Michael, completing Hallie's wish, and Stephanie and Ethan talk one more time as she gives him a kiss and they began a relationship and everyone lives happily ever after.
The film was universally panned by critics. On review aggregation site "rottentomatoes" the film has 0% positive reviews by critics. The film was also a box office flop.
The film was released on DVD on October 5, 2004.
ReferencesAll I Want for Christmas (film) Wikipedia
All I Want for Christmas (film) IMDbAll I Want for Christmas (film) Roger EbertAll I Want for Christmas (film) themoviedb.org