Saturday, December 06, 2008
A Christmas Story
In an effort to shorten my "never saw that" movie list, I rented A Christmas Story. Fueled with a fascination for the fact that Peter Billingsley and Vince Vaughn are best friends, and a curiosity for the frequent reaction of, "oh I LOVE that movie", I popped the popcorn and settled in with this Christmas classic. I was rewarded with a refreshing, snarky take on an old theme, "what I want for Christmas". Portrayals of the family, teachers, bullies and an unflattering snapshot of Santa made for a satisfying holiday film. The acting is top notch, Billingsly gives a wonderful performance at such a young age. I can see how folks can watch this film time and again, glad I finally saw it.