December 25 holds no joy for Michael Walker, whose brother died on Christmas decades ago in a tragedy Michael still blames on himself. After purchasing a house in a yule-mad neighborhood, however, Michael begins to see beyond his own sadness.
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- Tim McCanlies
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Angels Sing is a family-friendly holiday film about finding your Christmas spirit. The music-centric film features a star-studded cast, including Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett. Although there is a little scary stuff with two characters dying in accidents, everything is behind the scenes and no graphic violence is shown. And, with no sex, little bad language (one "damn" in a song), and only one vague reference to alcohol, the film is OK for tweens and up.
- Two characters die, including a main character, though both deaths aren't actually shown on-screen. Another main character is injured in a car accident.
- "Damn" is used once in a Christmas song.
- Social Behavior
- Besides the main positive message of holiday spirit and cheer, Nick teaches Michael about family: "What ties a family together? It's not the blood, it's not the same last name -- it's the memories."
- Although Michael tries to argue that Christmas has become an example of excess consumerism, his family and new neighbors show him the real meaning of Christmas.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- One character shows up to Thanksgiving with a bottle of tequila in hand, but no mention is made of it and no one is shown drinking it.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it