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Surviving Christmas Reviews

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½ December 12, 2017
This is the worst movie I've ever seen. Ben must have been on a lot of drugs during it because it's manic and poorly acted. Avoid at all costs.
November 23, 2017
Back when Affleck was no different from Ashton Kutcher! That's quite pathetic!
December 19, 2016
This is a classic Christmas movie! Dodad, Gandolfini, brilliant!
½ December 18, 2016
I lost 2 hours of my life I can never get back.
December 16, 2016
An absurd concept, but it was fairly entertaining. Something a little different for the holidays, although I don't need to see it again. (First and only viewing - 11/19/2013)
November 27, 2016
Great movie one of our favorite Christmas movies
½ December 31, 2015
Not even Christina Applegate can save this hideous trash of a movie
December 24, 2015
I don't know why all the hate, but this movie has yuletide glee to spare.
½ December 23, 2015
This is a very funny Christmas movie about a guy who returns to his family home and pays the unamused owners to give him a good old fashioned family Christmas. Featuring solid performances and full of many fun scenes and one liners, this Christmas movie is a welcome addition to the festive season.
½ December 23, 2015
Yes, in the end, the characters learn a valuable lesson (the shallow, anti-consumerist kind, typical of most Christmas movies), but until then, they are obnoxious sitcom cut-outs whom we must endure for an hour and a half.
December 5, 2015
Christmas movies with actors that you've actually heard of are usually the better ones - The Holiday, Love Actually, Jack Frost - but that just wasn't really the case with this one. I just didn't understand Ben Affleck's character. The humour in the movie wasn't really that funny. This could have been a good movie if you actually felt for the characters, which I didn't.
½ August 6, 2015
It's the viewer that needs surviving after watching this stinker
½ June 2, 2015
And one of the worst, most obnoxious, awful, egregious, HORRENDOUS performances goes to.....Ben Affleck!
½ April 21, 2015
I saw it for a laugh. Sadly, it did not provide even the slightest of chuckles. It was just...boring. I get what the point of it was, but it didn't even come close to delivering the message intended.
February 11, 2015
solid Christmas movie
½ January 11, 2015
Really deserves better than what it got. While not the best film out there, it also is a welcome addition to the Christmas genre after so many worse ones.
½ January 3, 2015
bad story, bad acting, bad directing,
December 25, 2014
Underrated. Far from perfect but a really good, enjoyable movie nonetheless. Great chemistry between Applegate and Affleck, Affleck like you'll never see him again, he's enjoyable, but as he's far down the "Serious, Serious" road now, you'll not see him anywhere near this funny and goofy again.
Fantastic supporting cast, Gandolfini is so good as the gruff Dad, O'Hara so perfect as the Mom and to Gandolfini's Dad, Macy as the granddad, and others, can't imagine a better cast. Really good lines peppered throughout, overlook the odd bit here and there and just an enjoyable hour and a half.
Clearly there was some struggle during production to get this made, makes you wonder what it could have been, but also clearly why a good cast is so important, and what a great cast can do to save a movie even to the point of making it an enjoyable 90 minutes.
½ December 23, 2014
Not great, but pleasant enough for this time of year.
½ December 19, 2014
this is now one of my favorite Christmas classics...
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