I'll Be Home For Christmas

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"Somewhere between L.A. and N.Y. Jake found the meaning of Christmas."
  • PG
  • 1998
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 5.5  (11,355)

I'll Be Home for Christmas is a heartwarming Christmas movie from 1998 starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Jessica Biel, and Adam LaVorgna. It follows the story of college student Jake Wilkinson (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) who has been asked by his father to come home for Christmas in order to receive his Porsche as a gift. The catch is that he has to make it all the way from California to New York by 6 pm on Christmas Eve to get the car, or else it will go to his stepmother's son.

Jake is not very excited about going home for Christmas, as he and his father have been estranged since his mother died. On top of that, he has a girlfriend, Allie (Jessica Biel), who he promised to spend the holidays with in Mexico. However, things take a turn for the worse when his rival, Eddie (Adam LaVorgna), sabotages Jake's plans and leaves him stranded in the middle of the desert wearing nothing but a Santa Claus suit.

With no money or transportation, Jake is forced to hitchhike his way back home. Along the way, he encounters a series of mishaps and misadventures, including being stranded in the middle of nowhere, getting into a fight with a group of bikers, and even being mistaken for a robber.

As he makes his way closer to his hometown, Jake begins to realize the true meaning of Christmas and the importance of family. He starts to see his father in a new light and remembers the happy moments they had shared before his mother's death.

When Jake finally reaches his destination, he discovers that his father has already given the car to his stepbrother, and his girlfriend Allie has left without him. Feeling defeated and alone, Jake decides to spend Christmas Eve by himself, but is surprised when his father shows up and offers him a ride home.

In the end, Jake and his father reconcile, and Jake decides to stay home for Christmas and spend time with his family. He even manages to win Allie back and they share a romantic moment under the Christmas tree.

I'll Be Home for Christmas is a heartwarming and funny movie that captures the true spirit of Christmas. It reminds us that family is the most important thing in life and that even the most difficult relationships can be repaired with love and forgiveness. The performances by Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Jessica Biel, and Adam LaVorgna are outstanding, and the movie is sure to bring a smile to your face and warm your heart.

I'll Be Home For Christmas is a 1998 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 26 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5.

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    1 hr 26 min
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    5.5  (11,355)