Run time: 114 mins
This is the film 25 to 30 somethings, long to see at Christmas.
Perhaps as little kids they watched it on telly and were lucky enough to be wrapped in warm snuggly jimmi-jams and tucked into each other.
Here at the Rex today you are transported back to that one moment when the whole world stopped for a tiny euphoric hour or so. Enough to catch your breath in that precious joy of a child’s Christmas. You might not come in your onesies but you are welcome to snuggle up together.
Very loyal to the original 1947 classic with few changes, it is transplanted to 1990s 34th Street.
Dorey Walker (Elizabeth Perkins) is chief executive of New York’s world famous Macy’s. Neither her nor her petulant daughter Susan (Mara Wilson) believe this Christmas nonsense. That is until the store hires Kriss Kringle as Santa (Richard Attenborough as the most Father Christmas of all Santas. My daughters, remain convinced if there is a Father Christmas, IT IS Richard Attenborough!) This film does have enough spirit of its own to suggest there might well be a Santa-borough afterall…