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      Pete's Christmas

      PG 2013 1h 30m Kids & Family Holiday Fantasy List
      Reviews 44% Audience Score 50+ Ratings An overlooked teenager (Zachary Gordon) realizes Christmas Day keeps repeating, and decides to use the gift to give his family's holiday a makeover they will never forget. Read More Read Less

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      Jeff M Here's an undiscovered gem to watch during the holiday season! I was pleasantly surprised how charmed I was by this movie, and by the end I had bit of a lump in my throat, which is a good sign. It's derivative of GROUNDHOG DAY, almost to a fault, but if you're going to copy a movie, you might as well make it one of the great comedies of the 1990s! So as long as you don't expect miracles, even the grinchiest of grinches should walk away from this film with a smile. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/24 Full Review d c I like the concept. But I found myself zoning in and out. Nice cast, some nice moments. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I walked into my parent's living room as my mom started watching this movie. I was a free one on Youtube and I just knew it had to be a Hallmark type movie. I was right, kind of. It was a Christmas Groundhog Day made as a Hallmark movie actually. With the same day looped over and over again without Bill Murray's charm just makes this movie disappointing. However, it was an easy-to-watch, relaxing movie that I couldn't help but like. If you haven't seen it, watch it with your family next Christmas. P.S. I'm a middle child so that's most likely why I liked it. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member This Is A Funny Movie I Really Liked This Movie =) Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is HORRENDOUS! If you are looking for a fun, Christmas film, or even a Groundhogs Day knockoff, don't watch this film. Pete is the middle child, and often gets overlooked and abused by his family. Because of this, it's exceptionally cruel to make your main storyline one where he is responsible for "fixing Christmas". Two parents, buying only one present for each kid, chose to buy the oldest a football (~$20) and the youngest a telescope (~$200) but COMPLETELY FORGOT to buy their middle child a gift?!? Let me tell you, I've heard that line before from my parents... for multiple Christmases in a row... it's called abuse. Then when his older brother destroys the tree and blows the power, and blames Pete, the family all continue to use passive aggressive abuse throughout the day against Pete and refuse to acknowledge their own faults. Quite understandably, during one of Pete's first 'repeats', he acts out by giving himself the telescope (a gift he actually asked for, despite his families claims of not knowing what to buy him) and you can't help but sympathize with Pete. Still, it's both cruel and sadistic to expect a young teenage boy to fix all the failings of his family on Christmas to 'end the constant repeat'. Pete not only has to deal with typical teen issues, but he is 'required' to mend the broken relationship between his father and grandfather, as well as completely repair a family heirloom that was broken before the loop began... all while preventing his brothers from destroying Christmas. I'm not sure how old Pete is suppose to be in this movie, but since he has an older brother who is in high school, at THE MOST he's 16, but he feels around 14 or 15. That's a lot of adult responsibility to put on a child! This film reminded me of my abusive childhood so much... It makes me wonder WHAT was going through the minds of the writers and directors. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Not worth anyone's time Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis An overlooked teenager (Zachary Gordon) realizes Christmas Day keeps repeating, and decides to use the gift to give his family's holiday a makeover they will never forget.
      Director
      Nisha Ganatra
      Producer
      Michael Hamilton-Wright, Michael Porter, Heather Puttock
      Screenwriter
      Peter McKay, Gregg Rossen, Brian Sawyer
      Production Co
      Eh-Okay Productions
      Rating
      PG (Some Mild Language)
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Holiday, Fantasy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 25, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 30m
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