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All I Want for Christmas (1991)

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The leading lady of the Christmas tale knows just what she wants for Christmas and she lets Macy's Santa know, too. She wants nothing more than the reuniting of her recently divorced parents. Bordering on being a Miracle on 34th Street re-make, this film follows much the same theme, but the kids here get more involved as they thwart any likelihood of romantic success between their mom and her new boyfriend and try ever-so-hard to make Mommy and Daddy love each other again. A reunion does result, but it's a lackluster one and so's this film, which was generally seen as a little too contrived and way too bland.
Rating:
G
Genre:
Comedy , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Paramount Home Video

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Cast

Ethan Embry
as Ethan O'Fallon
Ethan Randall
as Ethan O'Fallon
Thora Birch
as Hallie O'Fallon
Jamey Sheridan
as Michael O'Fallon
Harley Jane Kozak
as Catherine O'Fallon
Kevin Nealon
as Tony Boer
Lauren Bacall
as Lillian Brooks
Amy Oberer
as Stephanie
Andrea Martin
as Olivia Hatch
Phil Leeds
as Mr. Field
Renée Taylor
as Sylvia
Chad Doreck
as Choir Member
Michael Alaimo
as Frankie
Joanne Baron
as Salesdervish
Darrell Kunitomi
as Salesdervish
Alan Brooks
as Mr. Chase
Otto Coelho
as Bruiser
Joe Costanza
as Burly No. 2
Frank Girardeau
as Burly No. 1
Teddy J. Davis
as Santa's Helper
Tracy Diane
as Girl in Line
Neal Lerner
as Caterer
Harriet Medin
as Mrs. Graff
Devin Oatway
as Kevin Mars
Kavi Raz
as Cabbie No. 2
Bernardo Rosa Jr.
as Paramedic
J.D. Stone
as Lollipop Kid
Lillian Brooks
as Lillian Brooks
Edith Varon
as Stella
Joshua Berryhill
as Choir Member
George Both Jr.
as Choir Member
Erik von Detten
as Choir Member
Chad Dorecek
as Choir Member
Ryan Hartman
as Choir Member
Todd Hartman
as Choir Member
Ryan Hill
as Choir Member
Channing C. Holmes
as Choir Member
Gabriel Jiminez
as Choir Member
Aaron Kisner
as Choir Member
Justin Klosky
as Choir Member
Donny B. Lord
as Choir Member
J.R. Nutt
as Choir Member
Mitchell Roche
as Choir Member
Ryan Sheridan
as Choir Member
Richard Michael Stuart
as Choir Member
Norman Tatlock Jr.
as Choir Member
Bobby Waddington
as Choir Member
Michael Weiner
as Choir Member
Scott Wolf
as Choir Member
Derek J. Young
as Choir Member
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Critic Reviews for All I Want for Christmas

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

This 1991 feature is not for diabetics or connoisseurs of real people, but everyone else should have a ball.

Full Review… | December 3, 2012
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

What makes the film so nauseating is not that it's badly acted or made, but that its motives are presented with such sledgehammer subtlety that even the youngest children would feel insulted by it.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

All I want for Christmas is to never see All I Want for Christmas again.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Miracle on 34th Street this ain't.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

When it comes to yuletide cheer, All I Want for Christmas ranks just under dead reindeer on the roof.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Clearly meant to be adorable, the kids crack jokes like screenwriters rather than children, and the plot is just as contrived as the self-conscious dialogue.

Full Review… | December 3, 2012
Empire Magazine

Audience Reviews for All I Want for Christmas

Lauren Bacall looks lost in what might be her most useless appearance in a film and the rest of the cast can't rise above this crappy script.

Christopher Lozier
Christopher Lozier

A very cute Christmas Film, Yes its the start of my Christmas Review, 45 Days till Christmas I hope to get 30 films in review for Christmas. This one is about a family who has split up, and the son and very young daughter want the family together again for Christmas, takes place in NYC, only draw back is where are the people I see everyday in NYC. LOL. Still a excellent family film for Christmas those over 10 years of age. 4 Stars

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

½

Lauren Bacall and Thora Birch are just adorable in this typical Christmas movie.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

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