Hundreds of years ago in Lapland, a little boy named Nikolas loses his family in an accident. The villagers decide to look after the orphaned boy together. Once a year - at Christmas - Nikolas moves to a new home. To show his gratitude, Nikolas decides to make toys for the children of the families as good-bye presents. Over the years, Nikolas's former adoptive families become many, and soon almost every house has presents on its doorstep on Christmas morning. At thirteen, Nikolas is sent to live and work with Iisakki, a grumpy old carpenter, who forbids Nikolas to continue making presents for Christmas. Gradually, however, Nikolas wins Iisakki's trust. Together they begin to look after the Christmas traditional that Nikolas has begun. When the aged Iisakki has to leave Nikolas and move away, the tradition of Christmas presents is once again at risk. Thankfully, Nikolas comes up with a solution that brings children joy every Christmas, even continuing to today.
Robert B (de) wrote: An original film & story with a great screenplay about sacrifice!
Michaela B (ca) wrote: This movie is so amazingly good but it'S one of the saddest movies I have seen
Mike C (gb) wrote: Mediocre movie at best just because the baseball is so bad. But it does tell the story of a very important historical event in America's past time.Cusack as a ball player!? Forget about it! I'm just not convinced. Charlie Sheen either. That is a major strike against the movie. Also a strike is the way the players act on the field. For one, it's just non-stop chatter. Maybe it was that way in 1919. I suspect it was not. It's definitely not that way today once you get past the first grade. But the bigger flaw is how the players let the viewer know they're about to make an intentional error. The writers need a former great in the press box to highlight potential fixed plays. But the viewer gets treated like a four-year-old. Watch this! the players say to one another with a glimpse and nod, etc. I doubt they ever did that and was there no check on the errors. Did they have to blow every play? Just kinda silly. Of course it wouldn't have gone down that way.But the neat thing is the history. Did Shoeless Joe really take money? The league decided he did and he never played again. Same with Buck Weaver (Cusack). He had the series of his career, but he too was banned for betting on the games. The movie does not portray it that way at all and I only learned of Weaver's suspension when watching the Ken Burns documentary.Anyway, now Field of Dreams makes a little more sense. But this is a pretty fluffy movie about a topic that's not very fluffy.
Aj V (de) wrote: This is a stupid, hopeless, disaster of a sci-fi movie. I don't recommend it, except maybe on MST3K.
Manny C (br) wrote: Awsome performance by Tim Roth
Rodney E (mx) wrote: Wild Guitar is super cheesy and features acting that truly makes you wonder how these people got to be on the silver screen while so many talented thespians remain obscure. Arch Hall Jr. has a charisma that keeps me entertained yet smirking at the ludicrous delivery. I do enjoy the music in here. "Valerie" was such a jam that it was also in Eegah.
Jack C (gb) wrote: With beautiful synchronous music, an eye opening tale of circus life through the animals and oodles of cuteness, Dumbo is a short, sweet treat. Excuse the mildly racist Jim Crow and his friends, for at least their personalities defy the stereotype and allow them to provide a pleasant late sprinkle of humour.
Jed D (kr) wrote: Joe Pesci, in another very comical performance. Great supporting cast and an overall fun film.
Iona L (mx) wrote: Funniest film I've seen in a while . Werewolves not swear wolves
Garrett C (nl) wrote: Turns out that a completely over-the-top and insanely dangerous premise does not necessarily make an engaging film. Also, how on earth did they expect this terrifying movie to make people want to get involved with environmentalism?
Kevin E (nl) wrote: Quite simply one of the worst films I've ever seen.