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I'll Be Home For Christmas [DVD]

Jonathan Taylor Thomas , Jessica Biel , Arlene Sanford    Parental Guidance   DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Jessica Biel, Adam LaVorgna, Gary Cole, Eve Gordon
  • Directors: Arlene Sanford
  • Writers: Harris Goldberg, Michael Allin, Tom Nursall
  • Producers: David Hoberman, Justis Greene, Robin French, Tracey Trench
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios HE
  • DVD Release Date: 13 April 2004
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001KZNNI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,159 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Jake Wilkinson (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) has just one thing in mind for the holiday season: get home for Christmas dinner or forfeit the vintage Porsche he has been promised by his father. He is therefore more than slightly annoyed when he awakens just days before the deadline to find himself in the California desert, with no money, wearing a Santa suit and a glued-on beard. He must beg, hitch and crawl his way home, learning a few life lessons along the way.

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Jonathan Taylor Thomas I'll Be Home For Christmas


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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Will He Be Home For Christmas? 6 Jan 2005
Format:DVD
There are on the market loads and loads of Christmas/holiday films, many of which are quite a bit better than this one, however i think that it can be enjoyed at least to some degree if not taken too seriously and if you don't expect too much of it, otherwise it will most likely dissapoint.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas plays Jake Wilkinson a wheeling, dealing self centered student who makes up excuses every year so that he doesn't have to go home for Christmas. His father who desperately wants his son home for Christmas if only for one year, offers him Porche if he gets home by six o'clock on Christmas Eve.
However, Jake has a few problems of his own when one of his deals backfires and the lads who suffer becuase of it, dress him up in a Santa outfit, and dump him in the middle of a barron wasteland, aka the desert. With no money and no means of transport, Jake must somehow find his way back home in time for Christmas Eve or miss out on the best Christmas present ever.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas does his best in his role as Jake Wilkinson but the audience never really becomes that attachted to him and therefore not particularly bothered whether he does get home or not. The gorgeous Jessica Biel plays the equally gorgeous Allie, Jakes girlfriend. Adam LaVorgna plays the creep Eddie who is basically trying to steal Jakes girlfriend.
Overall, 'I'll Be Home For Christmas' isn't the worst holiday movie ever but it certainly isn't the best, and if you want to enjoy it just that little bit, don't take it too seriously, don't expect too much of it and just accept t for what it is. Kids will probably love it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good and Funny Film, But only Worth 3 Stars 19 Dec 2004
Format:DVD
I'll be home for Christmas tells the tale of Jake, a 18 yr old kid, who's got a girlfriend called Allie. The main plot of the story is that his father will give him the family Porsche if he comes home for Christmas. This ruins his initial plans to have Christmas with Allie, so he agrees to the challenge. Sadly, after a deal with a bunch of dudes backfires, he ends up stuck the desert in a santa suit, with Eddie (the gang leader) with his girlfriend. The film basically tells the tale of Jake's trip across the desert.
The film is funny in parts, but quite boring in others. It is still a good film and i would seriously consider buying this, especially at amazon's great price as i saw it on the Disney Channel. It is full of fun and good entertainment with a brilliant cast. A fun feel-good happy Christmas, but not Disney's best Christmas film, but worth a watch or a purchase at the price it's being sold for on amazon. A fun film that most people will find funny, entertaining and enjoyable like i did. The only reason it gets 4 stars is because the chances of being able to hitch so many rides across the desert with no money is a rather difficult thing to do.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars i,ll be home for christmas 3 Jan 2012
By will e
Format:DVD
An ok christmas film with some good moments,not the best christmas ever made but certainly not the worst,but still worth watching.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a film for all the family! 4 July 2010
Format:DVD
I stumbled across this film one Christmas on the Disney Channel and decided that I must see it all! So I ordered it. And I am so glad I did!

Its a hilarious Christmas Family comedy that everyone can enjoy, including the adults.
The characters are brilliantly written and fantastically performed by the cast, and there are some excellent quotes that you'll be repeating every christmas.
(or if you're a christmas nut like me - all year round!)

This film will you keep you laughing on into the New year and beyond!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly suprised 6 Aug 2009
Format:DVD
Here's another one of those films that I wasn't expecting too much from but was pleasantly surprised. I'd seen the last five minutes of the film a few years ago but that hardly spoiled the plot!
After starting to watch the film I had misgivings about Jonathan Taylor Thomas in the lead role. He's supposed to be playing an 18 year old yet he looks about 14! His same-age girlfriend looks about 10 years older!

That aside the film gets into its stride when he's dumped in the desert by fellow college students. That's when I stopped thinking about JTT's age. Although not laugh-out loud funny it's fairly harmless. Certainly better than I was expecting given the subject matter and that it's made by Disney.
Give it a try - but don't pay more than 4!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Fun 13 May 2014
Format:DVD
I love this film and have it on DVD. I first watched in when I was 19, I am 35 now so the film dosnt have the same effect as it did when I first saw it. Although I still enjoy watching it, its funny and is a great teen film. It is laugh out loud funny when you havnt seen the film before and don't know whats coming.

Its got a nice feeling of Christmas spirit thrown in, and its clean viewing! Just a pleasant Christmas film good for all the family or young adults. A good one to watch in the run up to Christmas.
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5.0 out of 5 stars happy 21 Aug 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
main thing is it kept the kids ammused for almost 2 hours so it cant be bad really can it
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3.0 out of 5 stars great 23 Jun 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
good family fun film, any age can watch this film. funny and great story line. would recommend to friends and family
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars never buy of this seller ever again !!!!!
disc is very bad
Published 7 hours ago by karl
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It!!
I seen thia film as a kid and loved it, as it was coming upto christmas and i now have my own child i decided to buy it on dvd! Read more
Published 20 months ago by EllieSophiasMummyx
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent weepie
If you just want a good laugh, cry and some romance when the telly is rubbish, this is ideal. No great depth or story but just entertainment.
Published on 30 Nov 2010 by klunked
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst Christmas Film ever
I don't usually write reviews...but this was so bad I felt compelled to write and say so. It's a shame that such a wonderful, sentimental film title has been hijacked by this... Read more
Published on 18 Dec 2009 by Joe
5.0 out of 5 stars Family christmas movie
it became family tradition to watch this film when it was on tv at christmas one year it wasn't on and amazingly the family was upset so had to buy it on dvd we now set a day and... Read more
Published on 1 Feb 2009 by J. Gilbert
4.0 out of 5 stars I'll be Home for Christmas
I have to say this film is really good. Some very funny. Worth watching. Highly recommend.
Published on 21 Nov 2007 by Fallon
3.0 out of 5 stars It worth to watch it for christmas
It a nice film to watch. Jonathan taylor thomas is a great actor for this film becuase he got end up in desert but he felt like stuck in desert with an santa suit , build up an... Read more
Published on 21 Aug 2005 by "ryangoodwin26"
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