I'll Be Home for Christmas [DVD] [1998]

  • SKU: 7869933
  • Release Date: 10/08/2002
  • Rating: PG
Former Home Improvement star Jonathan Taylor Thomas stars in the holiday comedy I'll Be Home For Christmas, which comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer. This is a decent release from Disney/Buena Vista that will be of interest primarily to those looking for family friendly yuletide entertainment.
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (25 out of 27)

Special Features


  • Theatrical trailer
  • French language track
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Sound
  • Widescreen (1.85:1)
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


I'll Be Home for Christmas
Teen heartthrob and Home Improvement star Jonathon Taylor-Thomas stars in this Disney Christmas film that is a teenaged variation on the Planes Trains and Automobiles theme. Jake has missed Christmas in New York with his family these past few years, so as an incentive, his father promises him a 1957 red Porsche if he makes it home by Christmas Eve. No sweat, until an unexpected twist blows up in poor Jake's face. It seems that the "cheat sheet" he supplied the college football team was incorrect, and the whole team is out to get him. For revenge, they leave him in the middle of the California desert in a Santa Claus suit (his hat and white beard are glued to his face) with no wallet, no cash, and no identification. To make matters worse, Eddie, one of the football players and Jake's arch-nemesis, is now hitting on Jake's girlfriend Allie. What's poor old Jake to do? Well, if you guessed hitchhike, freeload, con, fly, crawl, race and bully an array of colorful characters, you guessed correctly. ~ Chris Gore, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Jonathan Taylor Thomas
    Jonathan Taylor Thomas - Jake
  • Jessica Biel
    Jessica Biel - Allie
  • Adam LaVorgna
    Adam LaVorgna - Eddie
  • Gary Cole  [act]
    Gary Cole [act] - Jake's Dad
  • Eve Gordon
    Eve Gordon - Carolyn



Overall customer rating

4.5
93%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Movie for Teen Girls

    Posted
    Lrdspanky
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    I bought this for my teen daughter and she liked it. The story is a little weak but that is what you would expect from a movie that should have been direct to DVD. Most likely was trying to use JTT 's popularity at the time but as my daughter said "Who is this guy and why is he famous?"

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best christmas movie ever.

    Posted
    klb213

    This movie is great, I have watched it all day long before, just over and over again, it's one of those you just can't get enough of. The cast is perfect, and it's funny. Full of sarcasm and laughs. This movie is really full of the Christmas spirit and its a must-see.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun movie!

    Posted
    smokeandapancake
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    Good, lighthearted Christmas comedy. It may not be a film you will want to watch every Christmas season, but if you haven’t seen it, it is definitely worth watching.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie!

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    Krazykacia09
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    I bought this movie at a very great price at Best Buy. I couldn't find it anywhere during the holidays but I finally found it and was very satisfied with my purchase. Just as good as I remmeber!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun Christmas movie

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    womanscorned
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    Great family movie for Christmas. Shows how someone can learn the true meaning of family instead of just being a spoiled brat for life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Funny

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    Aaron
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    Good story of a kid trying to get home for Christmas with lots of crazy events happening along the way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice movie

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    Topgirl
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    Watching this movie drew me closer to home. It's been a while I saw my parents for the Christmas . I love this movie

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Christmas movie

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    marylandcookie
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    My children remembered this movie when growing up. They loved watching it again and loved the songs

    I would recommend this to a friend


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