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The cast includes numerous formidable talents... But they're all stuck trying to fill out two-dimensional roles in a directorial package heavier on generic professional gloss than conviction.
It's hard to see what Steen is really trying to say with other than 'Families, huh?'. The commentary doesn't get any sharper than that, and there's not enough humour here, or depth of characterisation, to sweeten the pill.
A zesty script, fun performances and plenty of recognisable 'bah humbug' merit a seasonal play for audiences who need to have a laugh before diving into the real thing.
That Time of Year is pleasant, if no great shakes, with a few wonderful actorly bits sprinkled across the familiar tears and laughs of families in perpetual love/hate with each other during holiday get togethers.
Whatever your own holidays are like, you should find plenty to laugh and cry at in That Time of Year.
Steen's winning, warm turn as the movie's beleaguered central character goes a long way towards perpetuating That Time of Year's agreeable atmosphere...
No cliché is left off the menu.
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