- Title Last Train to Christmas
- Director Julian Kemp
- Year 2021
- Run time 1hr 49m
- Genres Fantasy, Drama
- Tagline A journey to the future. A history of mistakes. One last chance to change everything.
When successful 80s nightclub manager Michael Sheen boards a magical train at Christmas, he discovers that each carriage harbours a different stage of his life.
|3:12||Now That’s What I Call Music 5!!|
|4:56||Age old question, do you eat or drink soup?|
|12:05||Oh my, Hooch! What an alcopop that was.|
|18:35||I feel like eight small bottles of champagne wouldn’t cover the whole carriage.|
|23:58||Did they have anti-shoplifting tags in the 80s? Would he know what it was?|
|32:13||How is Mia McKenna-Bruce playing a mum? She’s 12!|
|34:05||What is this film, talking about the Advanced Passenger Train?|
|40:59||Ooh, steam train.|
|50:45||“I like parts of it.” Not a great single review, that one.|
|58:16||They really are very short shorts.|
|1:05:20||Has anyone mapped how long this train is? I’ve lost all sense of direction.|
|1:15:28||Why would you push a pig off a cliff?|
|1:21:07||Rat Salad is a terrible name for a song.|
|1:25:26||“It’s all very confusing.” Yes, yes it is Michael.|
|1:35:40||Fair to say I wasn’t expecting that.|
Right. Where to start? The good: Michael Sheen is obviously amazing. The aesthetic of each carriage was incredible. The time travelling story pretty well stacked up, and I liked it. I wanted to know what would happen in each successive carriage.
The bad: What does it have to do with Christmas? That’s a pretty big mis-sell. You can argue all you like that Die Hard isn’t a Christmas movie but then come and watch this one and see what you think. The plot was a little bit messy, it was never quite clear what the intention was - was he fixing his relationship with his girlfriend, was it the brother, was it the aunt? It all combined together, I guess, but the strands were a bit messy in the middle. It takes a while to get going, too.
But worth a watch, as long as you’re not expecting a festive movie.
Rating: 3 / 5