Four Christmases

  • 12
  • Seth Gordon (2008)
  • US /Ger
  • 84 min
Four Christmases
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

Vince Vaughn and Walk the Line Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon star in a lame-brained but blessedly short comedy about a happily unmarried couple who re-evaluate their relationship when forced to split their Christmas Day between all four of their divorced parents. Sissy Spacek and Robert Duvall play Vaughn's mum and dad, while Mary Steenburgen and Jon Voight are Witherspoon's. The strength of this supporting cast should guarantee some laughs, yet all four actors are criminally underused by director Seth Gordon. His emphasis on slapstick crowd-pleasing rather than quality comic interaction earns a few cheap ho-ho-hos but, generally, these Four Christmases are not so merry, in what is very nearly a Christmas turkey.

Plot Summary

Seasonal comedy starring Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn. The potent mix of Christmas and relations presents a special challenge for Kate and Brad, who are forced to visit all of their four divorced parents on Christmas Day. Along the way they discover things about themselves and each other.

Cast and crew

Cast

Brad
Vince Vaughn
Kate
Reese Witherspoon
Howard
Robert Duvall
Denver
Jon Favreau
Marilyn
Mary Steenburgen
Pastor Phil
Dwight Yoakam
Dallas
Tim McGraw
Courtney
Kristin Chenoweth
Creighton
Jon Voight
Paula
Sissy Spacek

Crew

Director
Seth Gordon

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Entertainment
Guidance: 
Some swearing and sex references.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 21 Nov 2008
Certificate 12
Categories
Comedy