Forest City depends entirely on the Aikens Christmas decoration factory. Local economics graduate Judith 'Noelle' Dunn returned there to finish her thesis by analyzing the plant. A freak near-accident matches her with adventurous drifter Justin Allen, whom she gets a menial job in the factory. Alas the late founder discretely footed systematical losses. His haughty granddaughter Ashley Aikens arrives to check if the firm can be made profitable. Noelle is jealous when Ashley keeps contacting Justin, who swears only to have eyes for her. It turns out he is key to more secrets, but will they work for good or bad?
Writer:Michael A. Simpson, Rick Bitzelberger, Gilles Thompson (french adaptation)
A young accountant tries to save a toy factory where she works from being closed down, while also pursuing a romance with the mysterious new factory worker who comes to her small town. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Annie L (au) wrote: C'est le genre de film qu'il n'aurait pas t ncessaire de voir dans ma vie... Je cherche encore l'intrigue principale! Trop de nudit, trop de vulgarit pour rien. C'est mauvais, ou bien je n'ai pas compris...
KJ P (mx) wrote: With a paper-thin plot and an incredible cast that is given next to nothing to do, this film does get pretty tired, however, at a mere 87 minutes, you are still able to enjoy it's harmless story. It is a pretty cliched premise, but for watching with your family around Christmas time, you can still sit back and laugh. After being invited to his dad's house for the holidays, he realizes he left his sons gifts at home and the film is pretty much just a road trip to make sure his son still believes in Santa. This film could have been fun as a kids story, but the adult humour mixed with the childish dialogue felt really odd. I felt myself cringing and enjoying it all at the same time. If you like Joel McHale and Robin Williams, you may like them in this, because they do give it their all, but there is just not enough for them to work with. Overall, "A Merry Friggin' Christmas" has it's moments, but is ultimately a dull, poorly lit Christmas film. Mediocre at best!
Eric H (it) wrote: A carefully and neatly perfect crime about a bank robbery goes awry when a band (leader of the gang is Clive Owen)abducts and takes hostages to people of building interior. A Police Inspector(Denzel Washington)must save at whatever cost the hostages bank what's suddenly under siege and itself surrounded of heavily super-armed polices .The robbers have sworn kill if they attack.Psychosis and paranoia abound between the prisoners from all sides and they can see no way out and someone making desperate tryings to flee.Clive Owen as the mastermind,executes an intelligent scheme is both exciting and thrilling although with a twisted finale.Film packs maximum tension,emotion,thriller and surprise from the subsequents attempts by the policemen to enter in the bank. This movie is a crowd-pleasing blend of intrigue,tense,action packed and fast movement .It's a good production values with several stars and a clever twist ending. Great producer Brian Grazer assembled a highly talented international cast(Denzel,Owen,Jodie Foster,Christopher Plummer).The casting is absolutely perfect tough Clive Owen is mostly hidden into a hood. Crisp acting by Denzel Washington who plays a policeman making a first rate interpretation.Magnificent cinematography by Matthew Libatique.Memorable score by Terence Blanchard,he is Spike Lee's habitual films. Taut direction makes this splendid caper a crackerjack entertainment. Spike lee's realization is razor sharp.
Peter L (au) wrote: My Rating: 1.5/5 stars; Grade: C-; Gesture: One Thumb Down; Status: Kinda Bad (Rotten); Emoticon: :-(.
Nikki P (nl) wrote: The director probably shouldn't be making movies at all.
Jennifer M (mx) wrote: very...raw, does that make sense?
The Critic (jp) wrote: King Kong continues to cause havoc (luckily he didn't die after falling from the World Trade Centre) and finds Lady Kong in this box office disaster. It has, however, achieved cult classic status and is humorously referenced in 'The Big Hit' (1998).
Brett B (de) wrote: Totally hokey, early 1980s slasher schlock, with nothing to really distinguish it from the rest of the glut of deranged killer movies from that era... save for a few halfhearted stabs at some genuine character work (most of which falls flat). In the lead, Julia Montgomery is legitimately good, and is allowed to play something approaching an actual human being, but the movie bizarrely sidelines her for the bulk of the midsection, choosing to spend far too much time instead with characters we barely know. It's a rather poorly paced affair, with a first act that takes way too long to get things rolling, and which sets up a ton of threads and angles they are never paid off (and which go beyond just red herring stuff). Perhaps the most baffling element of the movie is the presence of the great Hal Holbrook, whose appearances are incredibly jarring - and so obviously disconnected from the rest of the movie, because he rarely shares a shot with any other actors - because he, frankly, classes up the place too much. There are many worse examples of the slasher boom of the '80s, but there are also many better ones, too.
Kyle M (au) wrote: 4.5-5. Masterful and has a very real sense to it. Superb writing, direction, acting.
jwasu r (es) wrote: One of Edward G.'s finest roles.
Camden N (mx) wrote: This film is beyond awful, and not even the Hoff can save it. It's not as bad as Manos, Hands of Fate, but it's almost as dull. As I've said before, this film actually made me feel a little dumber after I finished watching it, but I may have been dumb already for actually spending money on it. I haven't seen the other Ghosthouse movies but I'm sure they couldn't possibly be this bad. Another one of those movies I'd advise you to avoid. You'll thank me later. If you do watch it, just rent it or something.