#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by award-winning author Wally Lamb. A vivid slice of 1960s life, Wishin’ and Hopin’ is a wise-and-witty holiday tale that celebrates where we’ve been-and how far we’ve come. In the small town of Three Rivers, Connecticut, we go straight into the halls of St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parochial School with Felix Funicello, a Catholic school fifth-grader in 1964, whose claim to fame is his cousin Annette Funicello, the famous Mouseketeer and teen movie queen. But grammar and arithmetic move to the back burner this holiday season with the sudden arrivals of substitute teacher Madame Frechette and feisty Russian student Zhenya Kabakova. While Felix learns the meaning of French kissing, cultural misunderstanding, and tableaux vivants, Wishin’ and Hopin’ barrels toward one outrageous Christmas!
Plot: Felix Funicello is a Catholic school fifth-grader in 1964, whose claim to fame is his cousin Annette Funicello, the famous Mouseketeer and teen movie queen. But grammar and arithmetic move to the back burner this holiday season with the sudden arrivals of substitute teacher Madame Frechette and feisty Russian student Zhenya Kabakova. While Felix learns the meaning of French kissing, cultural misunderstanding, and tableaux vivants, Wishin’ and Hopin’ barrels toward one outrageous Christmas!
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Way to kick off the holiday season!
Full disclosure, have read the book by Wally Lamb – truly a great American writer – upon which the movie is based. The book is a highly entertaining, compulsively readable, heartwarming novel — and I’m happy to report that the film actually does the book justice!
Was lucky enough to attend a theatrical screening in NYC, and can definitely see this becoming one of those Christmas movies that everyone waits for, year after year, to be broadcast on TV, such as Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol starring George C. Scott and A Christmas Story…
The movie evokes the era quite wonderfully, the child actors are a talented group (and actually likable) — standouts are the kid who plays Felix, the girl who plays his love interest/arch enemy (ah puberty), the kid who delivers his “NAACP” punchline perfectly throughout, especially at the very end of the movie, and the Russian student who resembles a 13 year-old Uma Thurman. Familiar faces include Molly Ringwald and the lady from Two and Half Men, and the the criminally underemployed Annabella Sciorra (great in her short stint – one season? – on Law & Order: Criminal Intent), who is lovely as Felix’s mother.
An added bonus is that the movie has quite a few ‘inside jokes’ for anyone who has ever attended a parochial school, or who has any experience whatsoever with a “Live Nativity” or “Christmas Pageant.”
If you are looking to kick off the holiday season, and pretty much smile from ear-to-ear for two hours straight, be sure to check out this movie. The best new Christmas-flavored movie to come along in a very long time…
Laughter and Memories
I had the privilege of seeing the world premiere of this movie yesterday and it was awesome! Wally Lamb is one of my favorite authors, and I was not disappointed in this film adaptation. Not only did it bring on the nostalgia through it’s filming locations, but I laughed so much while watching it. Molly Ringwald was fantastic, as were the kids. Definitely ones to watch! As one fellow attendee put it, it’s “the new Christmas classic.” I couldn’t agree more. It will be part of every Christmas from now on. I can’t wait to read the book now! Watch this movie. You’ll love it. Wally, the cast, and the crew all did a marvelous job bringing 1960’s life to the big screen. I would give this an 11 if I could.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 27 min (87 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Colin Theys
Writer John Doolan, Wally Lamb
Actors Chevy Chase, Molly Ringwald, Annabella Sciorra
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1 (television ratio), 2.35 : 1 (theatrical ratio)
Camera Arri Alexa (Cooke Lenses)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A