Parents' Guide to

I'll Be Next Door for Christmas

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Zany family comedy has a little swearing, sexual innuendo.

Movie NR 2018 99 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

cute family friendly movie

I really enjoyed this holiday movie. I would recommend it for anyone age about 10 or up who enjoys holiday movies

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

A profusion of spirited, hammy actors in top form sell the ridiculousness of the premise and the plot but bring a sweetness and sincerity to this holiday release, too. The cast is game, willing to sacrifice vanity for farce. The production design team must have rejoiced at their freedom to create the endless Christmas revelry. I'll Be Next Door for Christmas isn't a great movie, but it's fun, energetic, and a cut above the often routine live-action seasonal offerings.

Director David Jay Willis amiably exaggerates everything -- a romance blossoms in green fields and soft focus; a Christmas "Cave" is a pleasure dome of glitz and glitter; a farcical table is set with wannabe actors who despise each other as they eat a Christmas Eve dinner of matzoh and potato latkes. The leading lady's duplicity is ever disarming, well-intentioned, and well played by Juliette Angelo. A nice addition to the ever-expanding inventory of Christmas movies for tweens and teens.

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