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"Deck the Halls" w/Danny Devito and Matthew Broderick (2006)

Danny Devito  |  PG |  DVD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (182 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Danny Devito
  • Format: NTSC, Closed-captioned
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (182 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003YUYGY4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #527,498 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Double sided disc offers widescreen and full screen versions. Comedy with Danny Devito and Matthew Broderick.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
There are two reasons to see "Deck the Halls," and those two reasons would not be the stars Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick. This 2006 Christmas comedy was apparently inspired by "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," or the episodes of "Home Improvement" where Tim tries to outdo the neighbor's Christmas display, or any other movie or television show that is based on the oxymoronic notion of cut-throat decorating at Christmas time, none of which is enough to warrant seeing this film either, especially if you can get your hands on one of those others instead. But still, there are a couple of reasons to check this movie out nonetheless.

Steve Finch (Broderick) is not only the town's eye doctor, he is also Mr. Christmas. However, Buddy Hall (DeVito) has moved in across the street and when he learns that his house cannot be seen from space by an online site that is mapping the Earth, he decides the solution is to deck his house with every Christmas tree light he can get his hands on. Broderick and DeVito can do these roles in their sleep, or at least in low gear, and the script never gives them any reason to rev up their performances. As their respective wives, Kirstin Davis and Kristen Chenoweth, also have little to do until Chenoweth finally gets to sing near the end and serve as a reminder that you just cannot make a living being a singing star on Broadway these days. However, I keep thinking they cast her because she is approximately DeVito's size, setting up the visual humor of their tall blond twin daughters, and not because she is a talented Broadway musicale actress. For that matter, Davis is just spinning her wheels waiting for the "Sex in the City" movie to give her something decent to do.
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33 of 48 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Forget the Halls November 12, 2007
Format:DVD
This film not only missed the mark, it missed the tournament. DECK THE HALLS is a Christmas movie hopelessly in search of a genre. The plot, which should have been simple, leans one way and then the other. At times DECK THE HALLS seemed to be a "Wanna Be" with blatant similarities to other comedies such as RV, CHRISTMAS VACATION, and PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES. Unfortunately the story trips over the holiday holly.

In the story Buddy Hall (Danny DeVito) moves in across the street from Steve Finch (Matthew Broderick). Finch is an upper middle class Massachusetts optometrist who holds the unofficial title as Mr. Christmas in his community. Finch is de-throned by his neighbor when Hall coincidentally decides to adorn his own home with so many lights that it will be visible from outer space. The gaudy Christmas display across the street only serves to push Finch over the edge. Though visitors and reporters gleefully flock to Hall's ever brighter work-in-progress, Finch is not amused by the noise, bright lights, and traffic blocking his driveway.

Finch loses his patience and attempts to sabotage Hall's efforts. Finch's attempts not only backfire, but draw retaliation from Hall. The obsessions of both men, Hall with his lights and Finch with toppling Hall, finally drive the two men's wives and children from their respective homes. The neighbors realize that in their various selfish pursuits they ignored their families. Finding something in common the two make peace, work together to lure their families back, and discover the Yule tide gift of friendship.

Sorry folks. The plot summary is better than the actual film. There were so many missed opportunities in this movie.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Merry Funny. November 6, 2013
By Urantia
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Loads of laughs. Impish Danny DeVito shines once again. Like Home Alone, it's a movie to watch every Christmas season.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny with several good messages about the holidays. December 5, 2013
By BB Gunn
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Love this movie. It was on TV a few years ago. I watched it several times. I want my grandchildren to see it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST HAVE MOVIE, FOR YOUR HOLIDAY COLLECTION!! January 8, 2013
By Roxy
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THIS IS A VERY FUNNY AND EXTREMELY ENTERTAINING MOVIE AND IT'S GREAT FAMILY VIEWING FOR ALL WHO WATCH IT !!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bit of Fun January 6, 2013
Format:DVD
I started watching this one with low expectations and was very much surprised by the fun, laughs and jokes. Its about two guys who are trying to outdo each other with their Christmas lights and end up causing trouble for all. I've watched it twice now and look forward to my next watch next year.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crazy, stupid, and LOL January 3, 2013
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This is a movie that puts the Christmas season in perspective. For all the people that think decorating their houses to the hilt is ok, watch this and realize that Christmas is far greater aspirations. I
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent Christmas Comedy January 2, 2013
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We watch this about every other year at Christmas time. It's funny and entertaining enough for the younger ones. Overall a OK funny family Christmas movie.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This was so funny, the competition between the 2 neighbors to have the best decorated house for Christmas!!
Published 10 days ago by S. Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good movie enjoyed watching it with the kids!...thanks for the speedy service and good product
Published 14 days ago by Annabelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas favorite
My whole family loves this movie. It has become a tradition to watch it every Christmas when we get together
Published 2 months ago by LJM
3.0 out of 5 stars GOOD HOLIDAY FILM
liked it when it fist came out....tho after watching a few times, it came to be a little silly for me....but overall a good friendly family film
Published 2 months ago by Joshua W
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT MOVIE
CAN'T STOP WATCHING IT! JUST LOOK AT ALL THE IDEAS! CAN'T TO START INTEGRATING THESE IN MY DISPLAY FOR CHRISTMAS!
Published 2 months ago by Robert
5.0 out of 5 stars really enjoyed watching this movie with our family
Funny and pretty clean. It's hard to enjoy a family movie but we all seem to
like the hilarious things that this movie shows. Read more
Published 4 months ago by oralia D'Ambra
5.0 out of 5 stars Deck The Halls
Great family movie, bought it for a christmas gift for my family! Was in great shape and a responble price.
Published 4 months ago by April Campbell
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Flick
It was a good movie to put on and get in the holiday spirit. I may just have to put this movie on every year.
Published 4 months ago by Samantha
2.0 out of 5 stars Watched this one at the suggestion of a friend
My friend thought this was hilarious. I thought it was predictable, and saw little that was really funny. Not impressed.
Published 4 months ago by Jayce Tohline
1.0 out of 5 stars Truly bad
But it was worth it in order to follow along to the How Did This Get Made podcast over Christmas.
Published 4 months ago by J. Huck
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