Main Plot Points:
- On Christmas Eve, ten-year-old Goose (Larry Mills) hides his fireman father’s car keys to prevent him from going to work. Instead, his mother drives his dad but the delay has tragic results. A year later Goose, a lost soul, is troubled and searching to replace all he has lost when mysterious stranger, Anthony (Eddie Izzard) arrives. Anthony appears to have a special gift which enables him to find what each person lost on Christmas’ past. Witness a miracle of the holiday season as a boy finds magic in the least expected place.
- Delight in these two hilarious, heart-warming comedies starring Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) and Julie McKenzie (Cranford, Miss Marple), based on the best-selling books by David Walliams (Little Britain). In Gangsta Granny, a little boy’s dull evening with Granny (McKenzie) turns wildly thrilling when Granny reveals her felonious alter ego. In Mr. Stink, chaos ensues when a little girl invites an odiferous homeless man (Bonneville) and his lovable but rank Yorkshire terrier home for the holidays. The season has never been funnier!
What We Thought:
- Both Lost Christmas and A Very Funny Christmas star some famous British actors. They are definitely for families though.
- Lost Christmas is about a boy who sees his parents get into a car accident which he blames himself for. He meets a mysterious man (Eddie Izzard) who tries to straighten his life out. Maybe good for families up to tweens, but that might be pushing it.
- A Very Funny Christmas is two films called Mr. Stink and Gangsta Granny.
- Mr. Stink is about a homeless man who smells who is befriended by a girl. They both learn life lessons. Maybe those under tweens will like it, but that’s a big maybe.
- Gangsta Granny is about a thief grandmother who bonds with her grandson because he finds out her secret. Another family film that won’t play past maybe ten year olds.
- I’m a single, adult male without children. To say neither film is for me is an understatement. My mom would probably watch them because she’ll watch any Christmas movie. Families with young kids might be able to sit through them, but they really aren’t that good and are quite clichéd.
- None – Lost Christmas
- David Walliams on Mr. Stink
- Gangsta Granny Behind the Scenes
- Walliams: Man, Artist, Beast
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Eddie Izzard
- Jason Flemyng
- Hugh Bonneville
- Julia McKenzie
Recommended if You Like:
- Christmas Movies
- British Stories