BIG EARL, the owner of a Christmas tree lot in Compton, and a man with a big heart and a big vision, demands success from everyone around him. All kinds of trouble erupts the week before Christmas when his son, DERRICK, part-time music producer and part-time Christmas tree lot employee, crosses the line to prove to Big Earl that he is a success. The colorful characters that populate the tree lot cause additional complications for Derrick as he tries to solve his problems secretly. Things spiral out of Derrick’s control, jeopardizing the survival of the lot, and more importantly, his relationship with his father. What Derrick needs is a miracle; a Christmas miracle in Compton
User Reviews: Review: What an awful movie! All of the reviews were saying that the film was crap, but I thought that I would give it a go because I like Keith David, but the film was proper crap. If the director was trying to make a comedy with a message, he failed miserably. The jokes weren’t funny and the storyline was ridiculous. Omar Gooding, the young brother of Cuba Gooding, wasn’t a good choice by the director because he just made a fool out of himself. I thought that the movie was going to be about Christmas in Compton, which is the American title for the movie, but it ended up being about Omar Gooding managing a band, trying to make them the next Destiny Child. Anyway, I think that you can tell that I really didn’t enjoy this movie. Awful!
Round-Up: It’s always a shame when you see actors like Eric Roberts and Keith David in terrible movies like this because they are respected actors. I wonder what makes them take on these roles once they read the terrible script. I haven’t seen Omar Gooding in anything else so I can’t really comment in his history, but he hasn’t got the screen charisma like his brother. I wasn’t massively disappointed with this movie because I wasn’t expecting that much, and I must admit, I did fall asleep halfway through it, so I will be putting it at the bottom of the pile.
I recommend this movie to people who like there pointless comedies about a man trying to make a band successful. 1/10