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Angels Sing (Movie) Review

 
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3.5/ 5


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A heartwarming and ear-pleasing story that's perfect for sharing with your family this holiday season.

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Expect lots of soul searching and Christmas joy - it is a holiday movie, after all.


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Angels Sing is a heartwarming and ear-pleasing tale of learning to love the memories you make, at Christmas and all through the years. Though it definitely has some sad moments, the wider theme of coming together as a family makes for an uplifting movie that is perfect for sharing with your family – young and old – this holiday season.

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Posted December 24, 2013 by

 
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Is it too late to save Christmas for the Walker family?

Angels Sing is a heartwarming story of tragedy and triumph in the holiday season. Harry Connick, Jr. stars as Michael Walker, a man who has despised the holiday season since a childhood tragedy made him equate Christmas with sorrow. Whether it’s Christmas carols, holiday traditions, or shining lights, Michael wants nothing to do with any of it. His family, particularly his son David, have tried everything to help Michael enjoy all that Christmas entails, but he just can’t let go of his guilt and sadness long enough to let a little Christmas joy in.

And that’s where Willie Nelson comes in. Michael and his family are facing eminent eviction after the house they live in sells, but they can’t find anything that suits them on the market. A timely accident with a reindeer sends Michael right onto “Nick’s” stately doorstep, which happens to bear a “For Sale” sign. Of course, it would take a miracle to make the Walker’s able to afford such a beautiful home – but little does Michael know that he would be taking on a whole lot more than just a house when he moves onto to Live Oak Lane.

Anytime you pop in a holiday movie, you can expect a lot of heartwarming moments between family and friends, as well as some references to the deeper meaning of the season – and you’ll definitely get plenty of  both with Angels Sing. Surprisingly, you’ll also get a movie that offers a lot of character development and introspection. Everything is not sunshine and roses for the Walker family, and it will take a lot more than a few Christmas carols to put things right. But when Michael’s son also faces tragedy, he’ll discover the motivation he needs to examine his own thoughts on Christmas – with a little help from “Nick”.

I’d be downright disappointed to watch a movie with Willie Nelson and Harry Connick, Jr. in it and not hear a little crooning, and thankfully Angels Sing does not disappoint. Viewers are treated to several numbers by Willie, as well as some sweet tunes from Michael’s new neighbor – Lyle Lovett. Angels Sing is full of all sorts of Christmas tunes, and it really does its job of getting the viewers in the Christmas spirit, right along with Michael.

Angels Sing is a heartwarming and ear-pleasing tale of learning to love the memories you make, at Christmas and all through the years. Though it definitely has some sad moments, the wider theme of coming together as a family makes for an uplifting movie that is perfect for sharing with your family – young and old – this holiday season.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)