Today we’re talking about the 2021 film Christmas…Again?!.
It’s arguable that all time loop movies are remakes Groundhog Day, but in this case the similarities are too obvious to ignore. That being said, they did a great job adjusting it for the character, setting, and season.
The main character has the most believable learning arc that I’ve seen in recent memory. It never feels forced or too quick. The actress does a great job of showing the evolution.
I also have to point out the rare divorced family that gets along. The mom and future wife seem to actually be friends and support each other throughout the movie.
The rest of the characters managed to be nuanced and grow from the main characters meddling, all without being in the loop.
There were a few nice turns of phrase and I like how realistically the main character misinterprets the words of the adults in her life.
Visuals and Music
The cinematography wasn’t ground breaking, but it was clear and consistant, something that I find very important in time loop movies. Nothing breaks my immersion more than changes where there shouldn’t be.
The music was a good mix of Christmas and pop with a competent score.
I’m biased towards time loops. I love love them and every time I see one I go through the same annoyance and joy cycle.
My 7yo begged to watch it, as if she needed to, and loved every moment. The rest of the family seemed to enjoy it just as much.
An homage that borders on a remake of Groundhog Day, this movie manages to have heart, surprises, and lot of fun. If you love time loop movies as much as I do, you’ll love this one.
Final Score: 4 Stars out of 5