Klaus

2019

Klaus

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Beautiful hand-drawn animation and a humorous, heartwarming narrative make Klaus an instant candidate for holiday classic status.

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When Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) distinguishes himself as the postal academy's worst student, he is stationed on a frozen island above the Arctic Circle, where the feuding locals hardly exchange words let alone letters. Jesper is about to give up when he finds an ally in local teacher Alva (Rashida Jones), and discovers Klaus (Oscar winner J.K. Simmons), a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys. These unlikely friendships return laughter to Smeerensburg, forging a new legacy of generous neighbors, magical lore and stockings hung by the chimney with care.

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  • Dec 31, 2019
    It's hard to give to much of a review of this one, it's just an aggressively likable Christmas movie. Telling a bit of an origin story to the mythos of Santa Claus through the eyes of a mailman, it's a movie that's at times very funny but usually just incredible charming. If it has a choice between a charming character moment or a big laugh, it'll go for the charm, and that's okay. It makes a very sweet movie that never feels saccharine, but just right. Oh and did I mention it's beautiful? Because holy crap this animation is gorgeous. If I had a complaint it'd be that there's a couple pop song moments that don't quite fit in which almost feels inescapable in an animated film these days, but the biggest thing is that in the third act we get one of those "liar revealed" tropes. It's an annoying trope and I hate it, but fortunately it doesn't last very long and admittedly it does propel the film towards its final message which is a good one. Other than that, I think we could have a Christmas classic on our hands here.
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