CHRISTMAS AT MAXWELL'S Add To My Top 10

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Release Date: December 01, 2006

Starring: Andrew May, Jack Hourigan, Julia May, and Charlie May

Genre: Drama

Audience: Adults

Rating: PG

Runtime: 98 minutes

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Aloha Releasing Inc
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Content:

(C, L, V, A, D) Mild Christian worldview which goes off-track and gets into confused, heretical theology because of a poorly developed script; two mild obscenities and two mild exclamatory profanities; girl falls and hits head, snowball fight, and woman is sick with cancer; married couple kiss and caress, but no overt sex; no nudity; alcohol and smoking use; nothing else objectionable.

Summary:

CHRISTMAS AT THE MAXWELL’S is about a man confronted by his wife’s doctor and told that she is very sick. A well intentioned movie, but it is so poorly written that it goes off-track at the end and turns out to be a disaster.

Review:

CHRISTMAS AT THE MAXWELL’S is a well intentioned movie, but it is so poorly written that it goes off-track at the end and turns out to be a clunker.

The movie opens with Andrew going to a Christmas party, only to be confronted by his wife’s doctor and told how sick his wife Susie is. The rest of the movie explores her sickness with no turning points, no points of attack, no script development, much static dialogue, and jumping conflict, until at the end, the attempt to have a Christian witness is destroyed by healing that is affected through a man who supposedly died and now perhaps has become an angel.

This movie is difficult to watch because it is so poorly written, and it is difficult to critique because the producers tried so hard to make something worthwhile. The direction is serviceable, and the acting varies between okay and atrocious, with one little girl embarrassingly bad and another woman stepping on the lead’s lines at every turn of phrase.

Too bad – this could have been a Gospel story, but as it is, one star is too much.

In Brief:

CHRISTMAS AT THE MAXWELL’S is a well-intentioned movie, but it is so poorly written that it goes off-track at the end and turns out to be a disaster. The movie opens with Andrew going to a Christmas party, only to be confronted by his wife’s doctor and told how sick his wife Susie is. The rest of the movie explores her sickness with no turning points, no points of attack, no script development, much static dialogue, and jumping conflict, until at the end, the attempt to have a Christian witness is destroyed by healing that is affected through a man who supposedly died and now perhaps has become an angel.

This movie is difficult to watch because it is so poorly written, and it is difficult to critique because the producers tried so hard to make something worthwhile. The direction is serviceable, and the acting varies between okay and atrocious, with one little girl embarrassingly bad and another woman stepping on the lead’s lines at every turn of phrase. Too bad – this could have been a Gospel story, but as it is, one star is too much.