Midnight Clear

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  • PG-13
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 5.9  (854)

Set in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Midnight Clear is a heart-warming yet heart-breaking movie which follows the stories of six different characters whose lives become intertwined in unexpected ways on Christmas Eve. Directed by Dallas Jenkins and released in 2006, the film stars Stephen Baldwin, K Callan, and Kirk B.R. Woller. Baldwin plays an enigmatic stranger whose main priority is to locate his estranged wife in Bethlehem. In his quest, he stumbles upon a group of homeless people, which includes an elderly couple played by Callan and Woller who are struggling to survive the harsh winter. As they try to make sense of their current predicament, they come across three different teenagers, each dealing with their own personal issues - a young runaway, a boy mourning the loss of his father, and a delinquent teenager trying to make amends for his mistakes.

What follows is a series of heart-soaring and gut-wrenching events that culminate in an unexpected way, as the group discovers the true meaning of Christmas and the power of compassion and love.

The film's pacing is slow yet deliberate, as it takes the time to build nuanced and realistic characters whose stories are both touching and engaging. The acting is top-notch, with Baldwin giving a restrained yet powerful performance as the stranger whose backstory is slowly revealed throughout the film. Callan and Woller, as the elderly couple, are nothing short of exceptional, bringing a sense of vulnerability and optimism to their roles.

The three teenagers are equally impressive, especially a young Jake, portrayed by L. Warren Young, who is struggling with his father's death and being forced to grow up too soon. As he navigates his way through his emotions, he encounters the rest of the group and becomes an unlikely hero in their quest to survive the harsh winter.

While the film touches on several themes - compassion, redemption, and forgiveness, what stands out is its ability to convey the sense of hope and possibility that comes with the Christmas season. Despite the characters' hard lives, they remain optimistic and resilient, believing that things can and will get better.

The cinematography is exquisite, with stunning shots of Bethlehem's Christmas decorations and the surrounding landscape. The film's music, composed by Paul Mills, is a perfect complement to the visuals, adding to the film's overall mood and tone.

While Midnight Clear is not a fast-paced action-packed film, it will still hold the viewer's attention and leave them feeling happy and hopeful. The film's message of compassion and love for each other is one that resonates strongly in our current world, and the movie serves as a reminder that true joy and happiness comes through caring for others.

Overall, Midnight Clear is a touching and poignant film that will be enjoyed by viewers who appreciate a well-crafted story and perfectly portrayed characters. It is a film that will leave the viewer feeling both grateful and blessed during the Christmas season.

Midnight Clear is a 2007 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

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    5.9  (854)