Tuesday, December 25, 2018

In Search of Santa Claus... In Our Hearts.

A group of kids in a small town in Mexico ride their bikes around, getting into mischief & just having a good ol’ time. As Christmas time approaches, Luis will finally get to use the map his late grandfather had given him which leads to a location where Santa Claus lands in town. Luis and his friends are excited to use the map, but suddenly Luis grows extremely ill and it turns out that little Luis has a tumor in his head and is given not very much time to live since it is so severe. With no time to waste, Luis’ friends take him into town on Christmas Eve to reach the area where Santa Claus will land!

Sitting on my eBay watch list for the longest of time—I finally pulled the trigger on purchasing En Busca De Santa Claus (aka "In Search of Santa Claus"). This is a Christmas movie/family movie featuring a virtually-unknown cast other than Guillermo Quintanilla and Lucero Reynoso. This movie is very, very obscure. There’s nothing about this movie anywhere online (just an IMDb page with the wrong year) and never been for sale anywhere other than eBay. It’s so unusual how there’s nothing on this movie, so I assume this movie was limited released on tape. Maybe it shouldn’t of existed. I don’t know. Either way, I’m content that I was able to watch this finally. Now was the movie any good? Well, I can pretty much say this definitely was not a bad movie, but its not exactly what I expected. I expected something a little more oddballish & featuring Santa Claus himself. However, Saint Nick doesn’t really appear in the movie, but some Christmas miracles do happen though. 

En Busca De Santa Claus is very family-oriented, so families are more of the target audience other than my weird ass self. It’s full of quirky kids, adults dealing with adult stuff (not the bad, sleazy stuff) and as I mentioned already—Christmas Miracles! The power of praying to Jesus as well. It was also interesting that most of the music in the movie is music from The Wonder Years. You know, those amazing little songs that would play in certain episodes? Yes, those.

When I think of Santa Claus and Mexican movies, I’m gonna think about Venganza Suicida, Habia Una Vez una Estrella and the famous Rene Cardona movie about Santa Claus. Will I think about En Busca De Santa Claus now that I’ve seen it? Well I suppose so. It is now unearthed after all.

En Busca De Santa Claus is decent family Christmas movie. It’s just of course not what I expected it to be. Curious? Very curious? Watch it then. Why not. What do you go to lose? Time? We waste time all the time. So don’t give me or anyone excuses to skip out on watching En Busca De Santa Claus.

Watch Full Movie Here: