Four Christmases

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Rated: PG-13

Running Time: 82 Minutes

Year: 2008

Nudity: None

One Sentence: I will give up all my beliefs in just 1 day. 

I usually don't mind the Holiday Family comedy movie.  The one that ends all happy and about family and everything is all wrapped up in a nice little bow.  Family is the best thing in the world, they solve all things, and even though we are all different we get along and make the best of it.  The movie ends with a slow pan at a Christmas Tree and everyone is content with the movie they just watched.   Even the bad one's have something in them that make them good.  Four Christmases I guess has some good things in it.  However this time I don't think those good things are worth the bad. 

I can say this movie is funny.  It has funny parts, I laughed out loud and I thought well that was quite a funny part.  The movie has these parts that pop up and just deliever on that funny.  It makes the movie tolerable, and can get most people through the movie.  Resse is very good in this movie, it has been rare lately that I have liked her in anything and she did very well here.  The large cast of "family members" in this movie make it an all star cast that makes for some good scenes and some good people playing those scenes.  I think a lot of people could handle this movie pretty well and enjoy it, however I hated it. 

The movie deals with family and thier flaws, which is what most of these types of movies are about.  Even though they are this way, we love them anyway.  That is fine and I believe in that, what I don't believe in though, is that hanging out with family for 1 day is going to change my whole lifestyle belief system and in one single day I am going to change the way I look at the world completly.  The ending of this movie was so forced, unrealistic and made to fit into this movie format, that it made everything else in the movie a waste of my time.  I felt like if you ended it without the last 10 minutes it would have been a far better movie.  So I don't know what to tell you about this one.   I think if you like these types of movies you will do good with this one as well.  Otherwise I think you should stay away. 

2 Stars 

  • Bad movie

    Reese Witherspoon is boring and annoying in “Four Christmases”. Overrated and uninteresting actress.

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