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As Tony Soprano once asked, ‘How could this happen?’
Spoiler Alert: this is a profoundly sad movie, but also a very good one.
Mr. Mann, 80, was never a giant box office draw when compared to other great contemporary directors like Christopher Nolan or Quentin Tarantino. But, to a certain subset of cinephiles, he is somebody else.
As Christmas becomes more commercialized and consumerist, rather than being communitarian, cynicism is the counter-response one should expect.
The series reunites the original movie’s entire cast just to voice their initial characters, despite most of them having gone on to become much bigger stars, whether it’s Michael Cera, Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans or Kieran Culkin (the list goes on).
The film is better than its creator’s predecessor, ‘Promising Young Woman,’ but its ‘eat the rich’ premise falls short of its progressive critics’ expectations.