A Christmas Story (1983)
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An entertaining but far from perfect holiday family film. The story drags on an inexplicable extra ten minutes after the resolution of the main story seemingly to round out a 90 minute runtime. There are some big laughs, but this film leaves an aftertaste of being over-rated. That being said, it is one of the few films to truly capture the feeling of being a kid at Christmas.
A lovely Christmas movie, absolutely sweet and also very funny!
I guess this is one of those films you have to grow up with.
I found it tolerable by pretending the narrator was Adam West rather than the author of this drivel.
The only time I got a laugh out of this was when Tony referenced it in Iron Man 3.
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This movie ranks #35 in Family
This movie ranks #43 in 1980s
This movie ranks #120 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
This movie ranks #363 in 500 Essential Cult Movies
This movie ranks #614 in National Film Registry
This movie ranks #695 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die