- Title A Boy Called Christmas
- Director Gil Kenan
- Year 2021
- Run time 1hr 46m
- Genres Fantasy, Family, Adventure
- Tagline Experience the magic
Welcome to the tale of Father Christmas, who was once just a young boy named Nikolas. A magical Christmas adventure with Dame Maggie Smith.
|3:00||“You look awful.” Happy Christmas to you too.|
|3:53||“The universe is made of stories, not atoms.”|
|6:55||Story within a story. Christmas inception.|
|16:35||A babysitting Aunt telling a story about a babysitting Aunt.|
|20:35||My god, that mouse is adorable.|
|27:04||What I’ve learned so far is that Finland looks nice but all the people are super mean.|
|30:41||I was already enjoying it but Stephen Merchant has brightened things up considerably.|
|33:11||“Why would you teach me to talk if you’re never going to listen?”|
|42:11||That woman is dancing with a goat.|
|55:23||Truth Pixie is a difficult companion.|
|59:17||“Lucky for you, I’ve got a few more tricks up my sleeve. And by tricks, I mean improvised home-made explosives.”|
|1:09:51||“Happy ending isn’t compulsory.”|
|1:15:18||I need this sarcastic mouse in my life.|
|1:28:59||Nikolas and Mika the Talking Mouse Day.|
I’ll be honest, I was enjoying the movie okay, it seemed like a sweet story within a story and it was going places. But then Stephen Merchant piped up as a talking mouse and it really hit a new level of fun. It gathered speed, and actually became really moving and quite insightful.
Maggie Smith is also brilliant, and quite under-used really, only popping up every now and then to ground the story in a certain amount of reality. But it’s all lovely and very Christmassy and now I want to zip through the book as well. Good times.
Rating: 5 / 5