Four Christmases (2008)
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Critic Reviews for Four Christmases
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.
Gordon's stars are charmless, his script cheerless, and his sterling supporting cast can't seem to figure out what they've been brought on board to do.
Didn't quite get over the hump.
Seems intent on being as generic and lowbrow as possible, with broad slapstick emphasized over witty dialogue or interesting characters.
We've enjoyed their cocky selfishness; just as much, we bask in schadenfreude when they get guilted into making the familial trail of tears.
Audience Reviews for Four Christmases
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.
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.
A bit of a laugh but way too predictable and nothing special.
Four Christmases Quotes
|Howard:||Your grandmother's boyfriend is a first class ass sniffer! And you can tell him that I said so.|
|Brad:||I'm sorry, I didn't know there was a ten dollar spending cap.|
|Howard:||Well, maybe if you came home more than once a decade, you'd know crap like that!|
|Brad:||My childhood was like the Shawshank Redemption, except I didn't have some old, warm, black man to share my story with!|
|Darryl:||Look, Brad, I'm not trying to be your father, you already got one of those. I'm just hoping for a chance to be your friend.|
|Brad:||You were my friend, Darryl. You were my best friend. We grew up together, we rode bikes together, we used to smell each other's hands. But now you're sleeping with my mom and it's a little bit weird for me. Can you appreciate that?|
|Darryl:||I never had a sexual thought of your mom until I was thirty.|
|Brad:||Can you leave it alone? You can't be my friend anymore. You can't be sleeping with my mom and still be my friend, okay?|
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