Click and Collect

In order to redeem himself as a dad, a man and his overly friendly neighbor go on a cross-country road trip to pick up his daughter’s Christmas present.

Year: 2018
Certificate: 12
Runtime: 53m
Director: Ben Palmer
Starring: Stephen MerchantAsim ChaudhrySophia Di Martino

Information Page: https://www.newonnetflix.info/info/81520310

It’s the first review of December and you can’t deny we are officially on the countdown to Christmas. Which also means of course, todays review has to be Christmas themed!

I really wasn’t sure what Christmas movie I was going to review for you fine people so I do what I always do when I’m not sure what to watch. I logged onto NewOnNetflixUK and consulted the RANDOMIZER and decided to watch the first film related to Christmas

The first Christmas film it showed me was Click and Collect, starring Stephen Merchant (The Office, Gnomeo and Juliet and director of Cemetery Junction), Asim Chaudhry (Star of People Just Do Nothing) and  Sophia Di Martino (Featured in the Disney+ show Loki).

Andrew (Merchant) and Dev (Chaudrey) are neighbours, but not friends as far as Andrew is concerned anyway!.
The film starts with Andrew trying to buy the latest and most popular toy which is seriously hard to find. After hearing the price of the toy, Andrew decides that’s too much for a toy promptly buys his daughter a chemistry set. That will be alright, no? Turns out it was NOT all right.
Unsurprisingly, Andrews wife Claire (Di Martino) is furious. She’s extremely angry and annoyed Andrew didn’t do what he was supposed to do and has ruined Christmas for their little girl. That is until the season delivers a Christmas Miracle.

After trawling the internet, Dev has found the last one, possibly in the country and it’s available to Click and Collect. One small problem, it’s 300 miles away.
Dev and Andrew set off on a road trip to Carlisle to collect the gift everybody wants. Their trip is full of twists, turns and many, many reasons for Andrew to leave Dev at the side of the road. But, as Christmas often does, the trip brings the best out of both of them.

Click and Collect was a nice little surprise for me. I think it was on the BBC a few years ago, but it’s new to Netflix and I’m glad the Randomizer chose it for me. It started a little slow, but it slowly wins you over. The dynamic between the two lead characters is great and it made me laugh and give you everythin you could want from a Christmas movie.

One final reason you should watch this. It’s short. Just under an hour and Yes, I still consider it a movie. Great little entertainment to squeeze in around that busy Christmas schedule.

Have you seen this film? Let us know your opinions in the comments below and of course if there are any films on Netflix UK you want us to review let us know!

 

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