Film Verdict: Get Santa

Get Santa

Jim Broadbent cuts a convincing Father Christmas in the surprisingly likeable Brit-flick Get Santa.

The basic premise is that Santa somehow crashes his sleigh and ends up in prison, leaving separated dad Steve Anderson (Rafe Spall, FYI son of Timothy) as the man on the mission to rescue Christmas and his relationship with his young son.

It’s no big budget blockbuster but it is one of those rare films which is genuinely fun for all the family.

Laughs come courtesy of puerile fun about bodily functions including, yes, reindeers that communicate by farting!

Verdict: Even dad will stay awake for this one