What you may need to know:
1. Oh, you know this one… Wealthy businessman (Jamie Foxx) rescues a young girl (Quvenzhané Wallis) from an orphanage run by a nasty piece of work (Cameron Diaz)?
2. Reeks of something to do with the kids over Christmas when all other possibilities are exhausted. Like the Jedward Panto. Or defrosting the freezer.
3. Expect lessons to be learned, obstacles to be overcome and everyone to grow a little from the experience. With songs… so many songs.
5. Spike Lee should consider rebooting The Wiz (1978) with Jennifer Lawrence as Dorothy, Steve Buscemi as the Scarecrow and Jack Black as the Lion.
6. Broadsheet Prognosis: I feel a song coming on.
Release Date: December 20
(DelBoy is fixing his Ma’s wi-fi. Mark blogs about film, TV and other stuff at WhyBother.ie)