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Candy Cane Lane (2023, D: Hudlin) S: Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jillian Bell



Chaos comes to town when Candy Cane Lane premieres December 1.

Eddie Murphy stars in this holiday comedy adventure about a man on a mission to win his neighborhood’s annual Christmas home decoration contest. After Chris (Eddie Murphy) inadvertently makes a deal with a mischievous elf named Pepper (Jillian Bell) to better his chances of winning, she casts a magic spell that brings the 12 Days of Christmas to life and wreaks havoc on the whole town. At the risk of ruining the holidays for his family, Chris, his wife Carol (Tracee Ellis Ross), and their three children must race against the clock to break Pepper’s spell, battle deviously magical characters and save Christmas for everyone.
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Re: Candy Cane Lane (2023, D: Hudlin) S: Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jillian Bell

This should be up on Prime tonight.
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Re: Candy Cane Lane (2023, D: Hudlin) S: Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jillian Bell

This might be the worst movie Iíve ever sat through.
awful.
EddieÖ. You owe me money.
terrible.
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Re: Candy Cane Lane (2023, D: Hudlin) S: Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jillian Bell

Originally Posted by parrotheads4
This might be the worst movie Iíve ever sat through.
awful.
EddieÖ. You owe me money.
terrible.
I agree it's a terrible movie, but a day later I tried to watch Family Switch on Netflix and couldn't get through it.
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Re: Candy Cane Lane (2023, D: Hudlin) S: Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jillian Bell

Originally Posted by parrotheads4
This might be the worst movie Iíve ever sat through.
awful.
EddieÖ. You owe me money.
terrible.
Iíve never seen it, but think Pluto Nash wants to have a word with you.
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Re: Candy Cane Lane (2023, D: Hudlin) S: Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jillian Bell

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Iíve never seen it, but think Pluto Nash wants to have a word with you.
Pluto Nash isn't that bad.
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Re: Candy Cane Lane (2023, D: Hudlin) S: Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jillian Bell

I don't think this movie is THAT bad but it does just meander around and then fizzle out for like no reason. Who writes these scripts?
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Re: Candy Cane Lane (2023, D: Hudlin) S: Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jillian Bell

From what I've gathered, the streamers are more hands off than the traditional studios are, so while you get stuff truer to the writer/directors intent, that isn't always a good thing.
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Re: Candy Cane Lane (2023, D: Hudlin) S: Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jillian Bell

I didnít watch any trailers and paused it when they found the christmas shop knowing that whatever the hook of the movie was was about to be shown and given 100 years i donít think iíd have come up with it being collecting christmas related items to avoid being turned into porcelain people. No idea how you set that up but thatís the job of a movie like this. It makes sense that Jim Carey is tasked with not lying in Liar, Liar by the time the wish is made. This movie doesnít even try to setup its ridiculous premise.

Iíve never seen Pluto Nash but Iíve seen Meet Dave and this is worse than Meet Dave.
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Re: Candy Cane Lane (2023, D: Hudlin) S: Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jillian Bell

Someone really liked their time in a school band because otherwise I can't imagine why we'd have a band "fight" in the middle of the final battle.

I did chuckle a few times, though, I'll admit some of the old Eddie Murphy mannerisms still get me. And that Target Valentines day joke was spot on.
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Re: Candy Cane Lane (2023, D: Hudlin) S: Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jillian Bell

It's not going to go up on my favorites list, but we enjoyed it as a family. Frankly, most holiday movies are pretty mediocre, IMO.
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Re: Candy Cane Lane (2023, D: Hudlin) S: Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jillian Bell

I was in the first 15 minutes but then it became a CGI spectacle and thought it was a movie about neighbors putting up Xmas lights.

Chris Redd had some funny moments and had no idea the British chap was Nick Offerman.

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