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Actors: Steve Martin, Madeline Kahn, Robert Klein, Anthony LaPaglia, Juliette Lewis
Director: Nora Ephron
Genres: Comedy, Drama
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Christine S. from NEWINGTON, CT
Reviewed on 1/17/2014...
Very funny as most of Steve martin's movies are. Of course, they are endearing as well. Great acting from the master- Madeline Kahn.
Reviewed on 12/29/2013...
This really is a funny movie, it may take awhile before it really gets going but we like watching it during the holidays.
Shane S. from ELLINWOOD, KS
Reviewed on 6/20/2009...
I found this movie to be quite funny, in a different kind of way. If you like Steve Martin, be sure to check this out. It's very good, again in a different kind of way.
Caron H. (pimpmonkey) from STARKE, FL
Reviewed on 12/18/2007...
This is one of those movies where the secondary characters completely steal the show. I'm a big Madeline Kahn fan anyways, but if they'd cast anyone else in her role it would have totally bit.
What are they *TALKING ABOUT?!!!* I give it 5 stars
Archimedes | Pennsylvania | 10/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was shocked to read the faint praise of the editorial reviewer! Gosh, this is one of my most favorite movies, especially for Christmas!Yes, they're a bunch of lovable losers, yes, I'm a sentimental slob, and no, I think the movie is an absolute winner.Be warned: I think movies like "Blazing Saddles", "Dracula: Dead & Loving It" are funny. I like Get Smart, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, etc etc. I guess I'm just not reviewer material!I think Madeline Kahn is brilliant in this; so is Adam Sandler (which is saying a lot; ... well, he's not actually brilliant, but he does a great ensemble job--I don't know how to describe it. He contributes, okay?) Everyone is at least competent.The movie is far far greater than the sum of its parts. To the director, I must say: wow. You're good, kid.Arch"
Twisted sense of humor.
skunktrain | So. California, USA | 12/16/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I laughed all the way through this movie. It has a definite WARPED sense of humor, so be prepared. Either you'll love it, or hate it. I chose to love it.All the characters are great in this film. I always enjoy Steve Martin, and he was quite amusing and clever in this movie. Rita Wilson (Tom Hank's real life wife) is quite delightful as Martin's lovely but underappreciated coworker (and potential love interest). The late Madeline Kahn is my particular favorite--she has the most sharp and clever sense of humor, and her talents are displayed well in this movie. There are plenty of other future stars in this film (Adam Sandler, Jon Stewart, and so on) and they all do well in their parts. The story goes awry during the last 20 minutes or so, so suspend your disbelief. It isn't supposed to make sense, or be realistic. (Or at least, it ought not be!) It's just a bizarre and funny movie. There's also lot of gallows humor here, so be warned, and just allow yourself to appreciate it!Christmas on Venice Beach is certainly a unique experience in this movie!"
A Christmas Tradition
snlkidsinhall | Topeka, Kansas United States | 12/24/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For me this movie has hit my list of movies I watch at Christmas: also on that list are "Christmas Vacation" and "A Christmas Story." I don't understand what was so horrible about this movie. Yes, it's ourageous and silly, but it's Steve Martin and Adam Sandler and Robert Klein and Madeline Kahn all together in one movie. What do you expect?I'm not going to blow the storyline, because it's outragous and hilarious. It never looses momentum at all. Pure comic genius. In the end I feel like a light bulb, I'm just glowing. It's hilarous and at the end it touches a note, it hits and key and you go, "Wow...how true." Although it may get corny at times, who cares, it's a wonderful Christmas comedy that showcases some great comedic talent. Besides Sandler, Martin, Kahn and Klein it also has many other great actors, including Liev Schreiber in drag, Rita Wilson (who's a great actress and nobody knows her) as a depressed confused lonely woman, Juliette Lewis stark raving mad, Anthony LaPaglia playing dimwitted hopeless boyfriend of Lewis and supposively father of her baby, Garry Shandling as the landlord, Parker Posey and Jon Stewart as two outraged rollerbladers, Rob Reiner as neurotic but helpful vet, and Haley Joel Osment as a small child who says, "Look mom, Santa!" Yup, what a wonderful world and what a wonderful movie."