Angels Sing (2013)
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Harry Connick, Jr. stars as Michael Walker, who, as a child, wished every day was Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for Christmas, despite encouragement from his playful wife (Connie Britton) and well intentioned parents (Kris Kristofferson and Fionnula Flanagan). But when his young son (Chandler Canterbury) faces a tragedy, Michael needs to make amends with his past. A mysterious man named Nick (Willie
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Unfortunately, the juxtaposition of such country-music icons with the story's cringe-worthy treacle has one siding with Michael's bah-humbug attitude.
"Angels Sing" is a music video disguised as a holiday movie, populated by musicians disguised as actors.
There's a lot of onscreen music-making, some of it amazing, the rest Santa-related.
Despite the story's tenuous rigging and too-obvious sentimentalism, the actors give it grounding and warm appeal -- and really, who couldn't fall for the rictus-grinned Lovett playing the wacky Christmas-crazy neighbor?
"Angels Sing" is a shameless holiday movie, one that will stop at nothing - even killing off characters - to try to wring one last bit of emotion out of the audience.
Demonstrating that heavy marijuana use really does impair judgment, Willie Nelson appears in the film.
There are enough tunes and sweet moments to make Angels Sing the kind of Christmas movie I can see coming back to in Decembers to come.
This sugarcoated Christmas tale is reminiscent of an old Roy Rogers movie, a musical Western with a moral message.
There's a sweet message about family and forgiveness at the heart of Angels Sing, but the tune is a bit stale.
Angels Sing is a heartfelt but less-than-polished piece of work that isn't for everyone...But graded on a Christmas-movie curve, it actually isn't bad.
A musically gifted cast, a couple of cute conceits and decent scenes, but dreadfully obvious and thin.
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