A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Time lost doing unimportant things can't be recovered. Spending time with family is the most important thing. "We're born with nothing and we die with nothing."
Positive Role Models
Jorge is a decent man but he has trouble recognizing what's important in life.
Violence & Scariness
A man falls off a roof and suffers amnesia. A woman dies of a disease. A man sees his heart surgery scar and it surprises him. He learns he lost a testicle.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A reference is made to offensive, "whore-like" cleavage. Someone who was in prison is asked if he was "someone's bitch." A man had an affair.
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"S--t," "pr--k," "ass," "damn," "screw," and "hell."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes. Someone speaks of being sidelined by a drug problem, but admits he made the story up.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Just Another Christmas is a Brazilian fantasy comedy (in Portuguese with English subtitles) in which a man wakes up every morning to Christmas, his least favorite day of the year. He learns he has amnesia about the rest of the year between Christmases, weeks and months during which he's done lots of stupid things (including having an affair), leaving little time for him to appreciate his kids and wife. Language includes "s--t," "pr--k," "ass," "damn," "screw," and "hell." Adults smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol. A few quick sexual references are made. A man falls off a roof and suffers amnesia. A woman dies of a disease. A man sees his heart surgery scar and it surprises him. He learns he lost a testicle. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Just Another Christmas has its heart in the right place, with its emphasis on enjoying the moments we have with loved ones, rather than on wasting time on unimportant distractions. But the script delays those wonderful sentiments far too long with silliness and clichés, and viewers who might enjoy the movie's most touching moments at the end may bail out long before those enjoyable moments arrive. Much of the first half is a series of repetitive jokes delivered badly as if by stand-up comedians mugging and over-reacting. The movie's time loop gimmick gets old fast and, with little originality to draw us in, it's a hard slog through to the film's sweet, worthwhile ending. Viewers who give it a chance may be pleasantly surprised.
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