CHRISTMAS IN CANAAN (Television Release USA 2009)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.4|5.0 Starsìì

Christmas In Canaan—a Christian film that does not run with the same quality found in Come Sunday, The Case for Christ, or Victor—delivers, unfortunately, a flop. Not much to recommend this film other than seeing Billy Ray Cyrus on screen, but you can accomplish that by watching a few episodes of Hannah Montana, the television series. The televised acting in Hannah Montana is much higher quality than the entire casting shows in this movie. The repetitive question, “Why should I care?” keeps surfacing with inconsistencies in storyline popping like popcorn in a pot without a lid. No real heart and soul here and the ‘Poor Me’ attitude literally slobbers its way from one scene to another scene.

Storyline

Two boys of different ethnicity work to establish common ground with a little help from two adults.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Neill Fearnley for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Dan Angel, Ted Bauman, Howard Braunstein, Michael Jaffe, and Margaret Loesch for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Daniel Burton (Billy Ray Cyrus), Wylie (Tom Heaton), Young Rodney (Jaishon Fisher), Young DJ (Zak Ludwig), Young Sarah (Jessica McLeod), Young Bobby (Darien Provost), Eunice (Candus Churchill), Carl (Tom McBeath), Older Rodney (Matt Ward), Older DJ (Jacob Blair), and Older Sarah (Emily Tennant).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. The film does not work as a high-quality flick nor as a ‘feel good’ movie.

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