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Heartwarming and touching Christmas film
on 19 December 2006
This is my favourite film of all time. It's not very high budget, it doesn't have any special effects or a very complicated story. It's simply about the innocence of true friendship, despite socially accepted boundaries. At a time when most people are anticipating a luxury-filled break for Christmas, there are people who don't even have somewhere warm to go to. Mr Merriweather is a heartrending character, particularly when he tries to get some work or order something in a cafe. Homelessness is a dire and unfair situation for many people to be in, and it's really brought home to you in the setting of this Christmas film.
The characters are fantastic, the late-eighties-early-nineties music and background now appear quaint, and the film doesn't take too long to get going, or too long to finish.
It still upsets me every time I watch it, but it always makes me feel lucky to have all the things I have at Christmas.