Deck the Halls
All Steve (Matthew Broderick) wants to do is live a calm, ordered life in his small New England town. But his new neighbor, Buddy (Danny DeVito), has other plans -- especially when it comes to Christmas -- as he creates a holiday light display bright enough to be seen from space. Previously proud of his status as the town's "King of Christmas," Steve fights back in increasingly outrageous ways. Kristin Davis co-stars in this holiday family comedy.
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- John Whitesell
- This movie is
PGFor some crude and suggestive humor, and for language
Widescreen 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that kids may actually be the only ones interested in seeing this predictable, mean-spirited, slapstick-heavy Christmas movie. It's filled with sexual innuendo, bad behavior, and grown-ups acting like kids (worse than kids, actually). With so many other, better options out there, don't bother.
- Sexual Content
- Women dressed in skimpy elf costumes shake their booties (one ends up being Steve's daughter -- which he finds out after he yells a sexually tinged remark at her); a 10-year-old boy ogles his sexy teen neighbors; two naked men end up in a sleeping bag together.
- Rife with mean-spirited slapstick humor: an older woman gets hit with a snowball, knocking her over; a rocket backfires, setting a Christmas tree on fire in a living room; a gas can tips over and sets a Christmas tree lot on fire; a sleigh crashes through an ice-covered pond.
- Pretty mild: "Ass," "damn."
- Social Behavior
- Rivalry between neighbors completely negates the spirit of the season.
- Chrysler, Troy-Bilt chain saw.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- 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