This Amazon Prime movie very well might be the cutest film I’ll see all year. The young actress, Mckenna Grace, is simply adorable and the entire cast did an amazing job. There were times I laughed, cried, cringed, and cheered. Be warned, although I’d consider the movie family friendly, there are a few moments of adult language (the ‘a’ word), which is mostly why it gets a PG rating. There is some smoking of the cigarettes and drinking of the beers, but overall it’s tame and if you’re OK with the ‘a’ word being used a few times by the adult characters, you’ll be fine with this movie.
One part I loved was watching two characters start off as mortal enemies but by the end, they’ve put differences aside to connect as friends. I won’t give away anything, but this relationship transformation doesn’t just happen with the kiddos in the movie. I also thought Jim Gaffigan was a perfect choice for Christmas’s dad, Ramsey Flint. Plus, any movie with Mike Epps in it automatically gets my attention.
This movie is a story about the strength of perseverance, believing in yourself, not giving up, and celebrating your uniqueness. Check it out and let me know what you think about it in the comments below!
-Out of the Wilderness