Four Christmases (2008)

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Critic Consensus: Despite a strong cast, this sour holiday comedy suffers from a hackneyed script.


Movie Info

When upscale, happily unmarried San Francisco couple Kate and Brad find themselves socked in by fog on Christmas morning, their exotic vacation plans morph into the family-centric holiday they had, until now, gleefully avoided. Out of obligation--and unable to escape--they trudge to not one, not two, but four relative-choked festivities, increasingly mortified to find childhood fears raised, adolescent wounds reopened and their very future together uncertain. As Brad counts the hours to when he … More

Rating: PG-13 (for some sexual humor and language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Caleb Wilson, Jon Lucas, Matt R. Allen, Scott Moore, Matt Allen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 24, 2009
Box Office: $120.1M
Runtime:
New Line Cinema - Official Site

Cast


as Pastor Phil

as Dallas

as Creighton

as Aunt Donna

as Gram-Gram

as Gandpa

as Ticket agent
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Critic Reviews for Four Christmases

All Critics (144) | Top Critics (33)

This is marginally better than most, with a few offbeat comic ideas, a reliably droll performance from Vaughn, and, as the parents, four watchable old troupers in search of a fat paycheck.

Full Review… | December 9, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

About as predictable as socks under the tree.

Full Review… | October 14, 2012
TheShiznit.co.uk

It's too sparse in the comedy to be really successful--every good joke is in the commercials--but it's got some heart and that counts for something.

Full Review… | March 22, 2011
ComingSoon.net

Maybe if Four Christmases had extended itself beyond white trash targets and projectile vomiting, we could've been talking about a new Christmas classic right now.

Full Review… | December 17, 2009
Cinematical

Movie-goers heading to see the romantic comedy Four Christmases might want comedy, Christmas cheer and chemistry, but nobody gets everything on his wish list.

Full Review… | December 11, 2009
Times-Picayune

How many Academy Award winners can a studio put in one cast and still turn out a bad movie?

Full Review… | November 19, 2009
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Four Christmases

Where is the message? What has it got to do with Christmas? What were the makers trying to achieve? How long is a Californian day? These questions and disappointment are pretty much all you are left with after viewing this 'Christmas' film. Very few redeeming features.

SirPant
Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

Good rom com about a perfect couple who enjoy spending time with each other and not their families. They both come from broken divorced families and are forced to spend Christmas with each family member when their flight to Fiji is cancelled. Good cast and storyline.

thmtsang
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

This actually isn't too bad, I thought it would be a horrible mess of cuddly, kissing family fun but its quite dark in places and pretty funny in others. Its not GREAT but its certainly one of Mr Vaughan's better films recently, Witherspoon is just annoying as usual.

It starts off well when they both visit Robert Duvall (Vaughan's dad) and wreck the house, then the next stop after that where Vaughan's old school buddy is screwing his mum LOL! probably the best scenes are there. The third stop at Witherspoons mum is also good, where all the women in the house (granny n all) seem to be sexually active towards Vaughan hahahaha

After that it does go down hill fast and very predictable towards the soft cuddly ending, shame cos it really kicks off as a 'National Lampoon' style fun film....not bad stuff.

phubbs1
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

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