48 Christmas Wishes (2017 TV Movie)
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This movies has a sweet wholesome story and of course a happy ending. Unfortunately throughout the entire film I couldn't get over how awful the acting was. Even the adult actors were dreadful, it was very painful to watch...
The little ones might enjoy it, it's defiantly 110% kid friendly. I would NOT recommend this for teens or adults.
But, my 7 year old loved it for some odd reason....
This is my 500th review of a Christmas Theme Movie or Special. On all Christmas movies BEWARE OF FAKE REVIEWS & REVIEWERS. Many reviewers have only have ONE REVIEW. When it's a POSITIVE REVIEW chances are that the reviewer was involved with the production. If its a negative review then they may have a huge grudge against the film for whatever reason. I am fare about these films.
I find the low IMDB score puzzling. This is also the first review of this film that is being posted. I find it strange that out of over 100 people that voted that I am the first to post a review.
The story is this: When a small town's letters to Santa accidentally go up in smoke, two elves venture out of the North Pole to retrieve every missing wish. Along the way they become creative in finding what people wanted for Christmas. Its cute and involving. The children are adorable. They give it their all.
This film is meant for the children that still believe in Santa Claus. The story is a little weak but still entertains. Have an open mind.
There's also a subplot about a family learning to cope with the death of their father. This was probably the high point, and there was a genuinely well done scene at the end of the movie where the father's widow finds a box of his things and reads a letter he left her, and starts crying. The widow's acting in this scene is actually quite impressive.
And it's the only impressive acting in the entire movie. The three elves couldn't act their way out of a paper bag. The asian one (Can't remember any of their names, and there's no way I'm going to re-watch this movie to find them) is especially bad. His acting is very stiff and he sounds like he's having trouble pronouncing his lines.
When the three of them accidentally destroy the bag of Christmas wishes, they yell "No!" but instead of panicked or even slightly worried, they sound bored as hell. Santa Claus himself doesn't get much screen time, and his acting is acceptable, but he looks like a forty year old man with a beard strapped to his face. Would it have been that hard to find a guy who's actually old to play this part? I doubt it.
There's another character, who's name I once again can't remember. He's supposed to be the elves's supervisor. I think his character is supposed to provide comic relief, but the way his actor says the lines makes him seem more like a pedophile. Combine that with the fact that his job is too watch three small children work, and things get creepy.
Also, there's a brief scene in which two elves floss (the dance move) and it burns your eyes.
Most of the dialogue is very poorly written, and the jokes are almost all painful. There are a handful of jokes that are actually pretty funny, but they are few and far between.
It's not an abomination, but a handful of good jokes and one well directed scene can't save 48 Christmas Wishes from being a bad, bad movie.