The Age of Commercialism
a film so unique, intoxicating and bizarre that it not only demands another viewing, but is also forgivable as a satirical comedy where the jokes eventually take the back seat.
Great story, amazing characters, superb action, enthralling cinematography. Yes, this is something I am glad I spent money on.
I really liked this one a lot. Danny DeVito, and Matthew Broderick really did a great job , displaying you're not so typical suburban neighborhood at Christmas. Two neighbors are dueling one another to see who has the best yard,, or decorations. The one neighbor tho goes totally overboard, with his decorations and you can actually see it from space,, the friction and malay that it causes the whole neighborhood and their families plays out throughout the whole movie. I guess I can relate to this movie because I truly love Christmas,, and I went all out this year in my yard,, but not near Danny DeVito's characters length although I must say I was really proud to have the brightest, and best yard on my dead end st. wonderful movie,, with lot's of great slapstick,, with the best moment being when the 3 men are whooping and hollering at the Christmas babies,, wearing skimpy,, outfits,, fishnets,, and thongs,, and one says,, who's you're daddy.. and one of the girls turn around and said me daddy,, omfg,, that was hilarious,, then he proceeds the go for the holy water,, as he was almost blinded by his daughter.. p.s. the men didn't know it was their daughter or daughters, because all of the girls had their backs turned,, and from that distance,,m could have been any pretty girl.
Very cute movie about two neighbors (Danny DeVito and Matt Broderick) who try to out-do one another as 'The Christmas Guy' on their block by lavishly decorating their houses during the yuletide.Lots of great scenes like when newly arrived neighbor Danny introduces himself to Matt and winds up taking Matt's morning newspaper and cup of coffee. Also when Danny can't understand the conversation when Matt starts to "talk weird". Kristin Chenoweth is sweet as Danny's wife while lots of charming moments helps make this a holiday staple for the Christmas season.Recommended for the entire family.
'Deck the Halls' is A Decent Watch! It has some funny moments & energetic performances working for it. Time-Pass!'Deck the Halls' Synopsis: Two neighbors have it out after one of them decorates his house for the holidays so brightly that it can be seen from space.'Deck the Halls' is flawed, but funny nonetheless. Sure, some jokes are lame, but I did laugh at some places. Matt Corman, Chris Ord & Don Rhymer's Screenplay could've been funnier, but there is something funny about it. John Whitesell's Direction is lively. Cinematography & Editing are very ordinary.Performance-Wise: Danny DeVito & Matthew Broderick are splendid actors & they are a joy to watch. As feuding neighbors, they both deliver wonderfully. Kristin Davis & Kristin Chenoweth are adequate. Kal Penn appears in a cameo. On the whole, 'Deck the Halls' is funny in parts.
Expanding on a plot strand if you can call it that, from both a "Simpsons" episode and "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation", this Christmas feud has a few mild laughs but not much else going for it. It really is quite strangely cast in my opinion, Matthew Broderick exuding zero charisma as the Christmas control freak threatened by upstart neighbour Danny DeVito's arrival on the scene with his po' white trash wife and two nubile teenage daughters. It all escalates when DeVito hits on the idea of wanting his Christmas decorations to be seen from outer space, putting Broderick's nose still further out of joint with ever more extravagant lighting displays before the inevitable reconciliation in time for the happy ending.DeVito's casting is suspect too, he must be about plenty-something years older than his screen wife here, who likewise seems too young to be the mother of their daughters. The narrative is bitty and episodic, lacking laugh-out-load set-pieces and the interacting of the leads is similarly nondescript. Minor characters flit across the screen, most bizarrely a cross-dressing police officer, but none engage the attention much.There are plenty of Christmas songs on the soundtrack as you'd expect, but even these, to my ears, seem less widely-known and rarely seem to aid the story itself. In fact the brightest thing on show are the fantastic light displays on DeVito's house with the acting pretty flat all round, even DeVito seeming bored by the proceedings.On the whole then, a somewhat disappointing movie which tries too hard to exude seasonal jollity