“Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” (REVIEW) Enough Holiday Splendor for Two Christmases!

My review of JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY starring Forest Whitaker, Phylicia Rashad, Keegan-Michael Key, Madalen Mills and Hugh Bonneville. Written and directed by David E. Talbert.



SYNOPSIS

A musical adventure and a visual spectacle for the ages, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a wholly fresh and spirited family holiday event. Set in the gloriously vibrant town of Cobbleton, the film follows legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle (Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker) whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. But when his trusted apprentice (Emmy® winner Keegan-Michael Key) steals his most prized creation, it’s up to his equally bright and inventive granddaughter (newcomer Madalen Mills) — and a long-forgotten invention — to heal old wounds and reawaken the magic within. From the imagination of writer-director David E. Talbert and featuring original songs by John Legend, Philip Lawrence, Davy Nathan, and “This Day” performed by Usher and Kiana Ledé, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey reminds us of the strength of family and the power of possibility.


JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY (2020)
Forest Whitaker as Jeronicus Jangle.
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JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY (2020)
Madalen Mills and director David Talbert on the set of Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.
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JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY (2020)
Diaana Babnicova as Young Jessica Jangle and Justin Cornwell as Young Jeronicus Jangle.
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JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY (2020)
Madalen Mills as Journey Jangle and Anika Noni Rose as Jessica Jangle.
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JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY (2020)
Forest Whitaker as Jeronicus Jangle.
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JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY (2020)
Madalen Mills as Journey Jangle.
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JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY (2020)
Phylicia Rashad as Grandmother
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JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY (2020)
Keegan-Michael Key as Gustafson.
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