A wild Christmas comedy populated by would-be thieves, small time gangsters, seasonal Santas, and an eight year old girl smarter than all of them.
I don't know if everybody loves Christmas stories. Many of them are just plain sappy. Yet, a really good comedy, well made, dealing with the spirit and expressiveness of the Christmas Season has every chance of working and performing brilliantly. There's still room among the cinematic clutter to present audiences a fun hunk of cheer. And they could use it. If Ray Romano or Mark Ruffalo, were thirty-two…, well, somewhere out there is a talented thirty-two year old actor with great comedic skills who happens to look Italian. We get that guy, find an incredible eight year old wisecracking girl, gift wrap them with a wonderful supporting cast, and we will give the public the present of a Christmas classic.