Robert Conrad - Office Hummell
Director - Brian Levant
Review (Guest Reviewer)
If you are looking for a movie that is funny, family orientated, well-written movie which celebrates the Christmas spirit in a joyous and comedic way, than this would probably be a good movie for you. I have watched this feature a number of times and it just seems to be funnier each time. The actors are well cast, Arnold so accurately portrays an overworked, stressed father who just wants his son and wife to think the world of him. Sinbad, Jim Belushi and Phil Hartman all fit the bill perfectly for each of their role and seem to work together in this movie really well.
Particular scenes that really stuck with me in this film were the scene where Arnold becomes jealous that his next door neighbour is baking cookies with his wife and yell in a loud voice to his neighbour "PUT THAT COOKIE DOWN". Also the scene where Sinbad and Arnold have a fight and chase scene to see who will be the first to claim the infamous Turbo Man toy from the radio free give away offer. There are truly no dull moments in this movie, it flows at a nice pace and does not get boring at any parts. It is appealing to all ages and offers well-written comedy of a Christmas theme that is unparalleled by any other movie I have seen to date.
I would say, this movie definitely has a good re-watch value and would certainly recommend it to anyone who has not yet seen it. I would also like to say that it is nice to see Arnie cast in a different kind of role outside of his usual action hero work and demonstrate his versatility as a multi-skilled actor. Thanks for listening, and please feel free to leave feedback. : )
Star rating: (7/10) Good Movie