Santa Claws

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  • PG
  • 2014
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 3.0  (859)

Santa Claws is a heartwarming holiday film released in 2014 that certainly deserves far more attention than it actually received. The main protagonist of the movie is a young writer named Tommy (Ezra James Colbert), who is struggling to come up with a funny story for his next project. He meets a stray cat named Holly, who quickly wins his heart, and as he takes care of her, he discovers the love, friendship, and loyalty that he was always seeking.

Tommy lives with his parents, who are always too preoccupied with their own Christmas preparations to pay much attention to him. The family lives in a small town, where everything is decked up for the holidays—everything except the houses on their street that are mostly vacant or unused.

As Tommy goes about his usual business, he and Holly soon discover another resident in their town. Santa Claus himself, who has taken a break from his busy schedule to visit the town and find a family he can retire with. But Santa Claus is not an ordinary, jolly fellow in this movie. Instead, Santa is a bit grumpy and bitter, feeling used up, and nearing the end of his rope as he has grown tired over his many years, delivering Toys to children across the world.

The movie takes its viewers on a fun-filled journey as Tommy, and Holly try to win Santa over by showing him the true meaning of Christmas—love, friendship, and family. Along the way, the audience also gets a glimpse into Santa Claus’ life, the struggles he faces, and how he tries to find a solution to his problems.

The movie’s strength lies in its remarkable cast of actors, who bring their characters to life brilliantly. Ezra James Colbert, who plays Tommy, delivers a remarkable performance, commanding the screen whenever he is on it. His portrayal of a young boy trying to navigate the issues that come with growing up is both relatable and endearing.

Nicola Lambo, who plays Holly, the cat, is just as impressive. She uses her expressions so effectively that it is often hard to imagine anyone else playing the character. Holly almost seems too good to be true, the type of cat that anyone would be lucky to have in their lives.

John P. Fowler’s performance as Santa Claus is one of the movie’s highlights, with his portrayal of a world-weary and irritable Santa coming across as both entertaining and relatable. Fowler strikes a perfect balance between making his character complex and likable at the same time.

While the acting is great, the script is also commendable, with the movie managing to weave together different threads of the story into a heartfelt story about what truly matters in life. The characters and their predicaments are all complementary, and the movie manages to avoid any cheap sentimentalities, making Santa Claws a genuinely heartwarming movie to watch.

The movie is also aesthetically pleasing, with the small-town setting being captured effectively, and the Christmas decorations adding to the winter wonderland vibe. The soundtrack is evocative and appropriately used, with the movie effectively leveraging it to heighten the scenes' emotional impact.

One of the best things about Santa Claws is that it is a movie that the whole family can enjoy. There is enough humor, drama, and heart to keep everyone engaged, and it is unlikely to bore anyone. The movie’s message that the significance of Christmas is not in the presents, but in the company of loved ones is a timeless one and will likely connect with viewers of all ages.

In conclusion, Santa Claws is a must-watch movie that deserves more attention than it has received. A delightfully off-kilter holiday movie, it manages to weave heartwarming and resonant themes into an enjoyable, well-acted, and beautifully realized movie experience. And, with its heart in the right place, the movie delivers a powerful, emotional punch that is sure to leave anyone watching it misty-eyed.

Santa Claws is a 2014 kids & family movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.0.

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    1 hr 27 min
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    3.0  (859)