(Brian Gleeson, Lucy O'Connell, Ruth Negga, Malachy McCourt, Vivian Drew, et al / DVD / NR / (2017) 2019 / Mill Creek Entertainment)
Overview: Based on the children's book "Angela and the Baby Jesus" by Frank McCourt (Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Angela's Ashes"), comes a funny, heart-warming, and poignant story from the Oscar® nominated studio Brown Bag Films about the power of family and the innocent desire of a child to ensure everyone is safe, warm, and loved at Christmas time.
DVD: Featuring the voices of Oscar® nominee Ruth Negga (2016, Best Actress - Loving), Lucy O'Connell (Song of the Sea) and Brian Gleeson with writer and director Damien O'Connor (TV's Doc McStuffins), 'Angela's Christmas' is a rather beautiful and inspiring tale that has already been nominated for three Emmy® Awards.
Simply put, this is a beautiful story. I was a bit confused about why they all didn't have Irish accents, but that still doesn't make my rating any less or make the movie any less poignant.
Indeed, anyone who could watch this movie and not shed a tear or feel something shows what our society has become. I guess if a film doesn't have smart mouthed kids or shooting or killing or things blowing up then there couldn't possibly be something in the movie for them.
Anyway, moving on, you don't have to be Irish or religious to know what it's like to feel compassion for others or to have a strong family bond - that is universal, of course.
This movie is for everyone and I'm so glad that there are still people out there who believe in making sweet family friendly films. We need more of these types of films and it's never a bad thing to watch a movie where you count your blessings when the movie is over. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
The Making of Angela's Christmas
La Navidad de Angela (Spanish Version)