Bad news at Christmas and handcrafted outdoors Christmas decorations that just won’t cut it sets the tone for a festive family comedy film from Amazon, Candy Cane Lane.
Eddie Murphy plays the role of family man Chris Carver, who is not only struggling to deal with an unexpected job loss right on the doorstep of their last family Christmas together, but also starts a war with his neighbours over who has the best Christmas decorations in the street.
As the competition heats up, Chris ‘buys’ what he thinks is a deal with a magical Christmas Elf called Pepper to win the local home Christmas decoration competition, the Candy Cane Lane Spectacular, which has a large prize money reward.
But Pepper’s intentions are a little darker and she unleashes the 12 Days of Christmas to life.
Chaos throughout the town and within Chris’s life ensues.
Candy Cane Lane is a feel good family film for the holiday season, with laugh out loud moments and a touch of seriousness and dark humour too.
An excellent film to watch with the kids or loved ones this end of year season, exclusively on Prime.
Running Time: 120 MIN
Director: Reginald Hudlin
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Robin Thede, Nick Offerman, Jillian Bell, Chris Redd
Production Studio: Amazon MGM Studios, Eddie Murphy Productions, Imagine Entertainment
Distributor: Amazon Prime Video