Four Christmases

Four Christmases

Seth Gordon (2008)

12A Certificate


Our Score
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.


A couple have always managed to avoid family festivities by travelling overseas. However, when their flight is cancelled, each of their divorced parents insists they spend yuletide with them - forcing the pair to get through a quartet of Christmas celebrations on the same day. Comedy, starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Seth Gordon
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: EntertainmentGuidance: Some swearing, sexual references.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 21 Nov 2008