I'll Be Home, on the other hand, already seems the most dated, firmly planted in late 90s pop culture. Just days before his deadline, Jake awakens in the California desert — stranded and penniless, wearing a Santa suit and white beard! A police officer named Max pulls them over for speeding and becomes suspicious of them, so Jake lies and says that Nolan is his elf and they are donating the goods to the children's hospital. When Jake's father offers him the Porsche anyway, he still refuses. See the seller's listing for full details. But Jake's dad offers his son a Porsche to come home by Christmas Eve dinner and spend the holiday with his family.
Jake reconsiders following the deal with his father and trades the tickets back in for New York and Allie agrees to ride with him. His dad entices him with a promise of a vintage Porsche if he comes home for the holidays. Allie convinces Eddie to stay the night at novelty hotel in a village, the in. Desperate to claim his gift, he flies, crawls, cons, races, bullies, and even sleighs his way east. When the bullying football team dumps him in the desert in a Santa suit, Jake is left without identification or money to help him make the journey.
It is heartwarming - the kind of story I like any time of the year. Cast: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Jessica Biel, Adam LaVorgna, Sean O'Bryan, Lesley Boone, Eve Gordon, Andrew Lauer, Gary Cole. The plot follows a college student who must make it from his campus in , to his family's home in in time for Christmas dinner in order to win his father's. It always worked for me and it will work for you. Jake rides the sleigh home and arrives at 5:59 p. The originally aired it in 2002, but due to unresolved conflicts, as of 2007, it is no longer shown on there. Originally produced as a motion picture in 1998.
Description: 1 videodisc 86 min. I am planning on buying this movie but where's the soundtrack? Jake finally accepts his stepmother. In terms of live-action Christmas films of the 1990s, you'd be better off sticking to Home Alone and The Santa Clause for plot, comedy, and unabashed fantasy. Overview A college guy named Jake hasn't been home for the holidays in years. Estranged from his father Gary Cole , college student Jake Jonathan Taylor Thomas is lured home to New York for Christmas with the promise of receiving a classic Porsche as a gift.
Meanwhile, Allie and Eddie are heading for New York and decide to stay at a pretend village hotel and are caught kissing under some mistletoe on camera by Jake. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: Production Co: Mandeville Films, Walt Disney Pictures Keywords: , , , , , , ,. They do this as punishment for not getting an exam cheat sheet from him, not knowing that it was their leader, Eddie Taffet, who prevented it, to get him out of the way and claim his girlfriend, Allie, for himself. He meets a nice man whom he beats and wins the prize, but on his way to the airport he learns that the man is actually the mayor who uses the prize money to buy turkeys for the needy. You can do far better in terms of holiday viewing, but if you're like me and can never watch enough Christmas movies, I'll Be Home for Christmas is a decent and appropriately-priced alternative. Jake Wilkinson Jonathan Taylor Thomas , a self-centered college student, has one thing on his mind -- get home for Christmas dinner or forfeit the vintage Porsche his father promised him.
There is the original theatrical trailer, which as far as trailers go, isn't bad. It aired again on 2018 on Freeform. The police officer offers for them to join him. He stumbles upon a few obstacles such as a man named Nolan who is driving kitchen goods to his dealer near New York so he hitches a ride with him, unbeknown to him that he is a thief. Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Jessica Biel really shined in their roles.
But his nonstop mission turns into a nonstop comedy of errors as a multitude of colorful and offbeat strangers look to 'Santa' for help and kindness. It aired on the 25 Days of Christmas again in 2013. Jonathan Taylor Thomas stars as Jake, a shallow huckster attending college in Los Angeles who finds troubles aplenty and, eventually, redemption on a road trip home in this youth-oriented Christmas vehicle. Eddie Taffet , Jake's nemesis and rival for Allie's affections, and his trio of goons leave Jake in the desert dressed as as a punishment for not getting an exam cheat sheet a deal Jake was going through with that Eddie secretly sabotaged on purpose. When he reaches New York he apologizes to Allie, purposely waits in front of his father's house so he'll get the car deal, and even refuses to take it when his dad says he's only a few minutes late. After Allie lets Jake into the room, Eddie walks out of the shower in only a towel and Jake assumes he has slept with Allie. The bonus features leave a lot to be desired, just a trailer for the movie itself - you might want to check it out - there are some jokes in the trailer that they edited from the movie! Of course Jake wins because he's competing against old fats guys.
Jake's trip becomes a cross-country odyssey as he learns the true meaning of Christmas along the way. I thought it was romantic, cute, and funny. The problem is, his college rivals play a prank on him and leave him stranded in the desert with nothing and wearing a Santa costume. . Jake decides to stow away in a dog kennel on a cargo aircraft.
In the spirit of the season, Disney presents the hilarious comedy adventure that celebrates the believer in all of us. Officer Max buys Jake a bus ticket to New York. He obtains a cooler, a slab of meat, writes Allie's name and address on the cooler, and then convinces the whole bus that the cooler needs to be delivered to a little girl at the hospital in the Bavarian village for a transplant. Everything seems to be on track until a cheating scam he created goes wrong. Overall, though, a pleasant looking transfer for a rather colorful film. The movie really gets you into the holiday spirit. From the airport, he hides on a train, tries to hitch a ride in a car, then steals a one-horse open sleigh from the local parade.
The movie is funny, hilarious and full of holiday fun. So to sum up, I'll Be Home for Christmas is a halfway decent movie, withstanding that it was poorly made and has lots of structural problems. Your Christmas collection isn't complete without this. Jake wants to stop at the Bavarian village and develops a scheme to convince the bus driver. I'll Be Home for Christmas tries to be hip and modern, but the movie's tone is so self-aware and unrealistic that one never feels that anything but far-fetched. I do not think this movie will be a classic, but it is a fun film to watch each holiday season. Sure, it's a bit preachy, obnoxious, sappy, lacking real emotion and filled with some really poor attempts at humor.