Originally titled “Almost Christmas“, this indie film stars Paul Giamatti as an ex-con trying to straighten out his life.
Unfortunately, the only job he can find is selling Christmas trees in New York City. Somehow between convincing his daughter he is not dead and the hilarity of hawking trees with a former partner in crime this movie manages to work in a little Christmas.
The film is available on demand now in some markets and will be released to theaters on October 4th:
The trailer shows much better than the film. Some critics have called this a “bittersweet comedy” but we think their original title, Almost Christmas, was likely a better title. There isn’t much bright about this at all.