Friday, August 08, 2014

"Unaccompanied Minors": the title sounds like current events, but its' actually a family Christmas romp


Unaccompanied Minors”, a 2006 Christmas comedy by Paul Feig for Warner Brothers and Village Roadshow Pictures, filmed in Utah.  The title may sound pertinent now, given the recent crisis in “unaccompanied minors” coming from Central America, but the movie has nothing to do with politics and is a rather silly romp. 
  
At Hoover Airport, Spencer (Dylan Christopher) is implored to watch his little sister Katherine (Dominque Saldana) by their mother, as they change planes.  Interesting, kids are taught to be responsible for siblings that someone else decided to have.  That does speak to family values.  A blizzard comes (like in one of the “Airport” movies) and the unaccompanied kids are herded down to the basement by security.  This movie doesn’t make TSA employment look inviting.  The kids find new ways to have fun and form a new kind of family (worthy of ABC’s series).  Katherine gets her visit with Santa Claus.
  
  
There are a couple of extra scenes on the DVD: “Charlie’s Dance Hall” amd “Guards in the Hall”

The film can be rented on YouTube for $2.99.  

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