Four Christmases details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, Jon Favreau, Mary Steenburgen, Dwight Yoakam, Tim McGraw, Kristin Chenoweth, Jon Voight, Sissy Spacek|
|Genre:||Comedy - British|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
|Run time:||1 hour 22 minutes|
|Rental release:||16 Nov 2009|
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A superb Christmassy film................By a customer from gwaenysgor , 24 Nov 2008
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[Highly rated reviewer]This is a superb festive Christmassy film. It stars Vince Vaughan as Brad or Orlando to his family and Reece Witherspoon as Kate.
Every 25th December, Brad and Kate - a happily unmarried, upmarket San Francisco couple continue on a holiday tradition, they have shared together every year since they met, by ditching their crazy families for a relaxing, fun-filled holiday in a sunny exotic location.
As they are sipping margaritas by the swimming pool, Brad and Kate toast the festive season, knowing that they have once again avoided the chaos and emotional fallout of their four respective households, that consist of divorced parents, arguing siblings, out-of-control children and all the festering resentments and awkward moments that are the trade marks of every family Christmas in their families.
But not this year............
Brad and Kate are trapped at the San Francisco airport by a fog bank that cancels every outbound flight. Worse still, they are caught on camera by a local news crew, revealing their whereabouts to the whole city - and to their families.
With no escape and no excuses to save them, they are now expected home by Brad's father (played by Robert Duvall). And Kate's mother (played by Mary Steenburgen). And Brad's mother (played by Sissy Spacek). And Kate's father (played by Jon Voight). They have to attend four Christmases in one day.
As they prepare themselves for a marathon of homecomings, Brad and Kate expect the worstand that is exactly what happens.
But as Brad counts down the minutes to their freedom, Kate surprisingly finds herself tuned to the ticking of a different clock.
What happens next, I am not going to spoil it for you, watch the film to find out !
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Very funnyBy a customer , 30 Mar 2013Vince and reece work brilliant. Lots of laughs. Lots of the humour is toilet humour. Found myself in tears of joy many times.
No need to rentBy Nisha-Seb (1 review) , 09 Mar 2013This movie is Very poor. It does not entertain, and it plays with old cliche' Really nothing to take away from it.
its a disappointmentBy johnnyb78 (79 reviews) from Swindon , 28 Jan 2013I had read the mostly poor reviews of this film, but (against my better judgement) I thought I'd give it a go anyway; as there was little of interest on telly, I thought it might do to stick on one evening. I wish I hadn't bothered! It's hard to pinpoint exactly what's wrong with this movie. Unlike some films, which just feel like a total mess, 'Four Christmases' actually feels like it has a lot of potential, and that's much of it's downfall - it just feels like such a missed opportunity. There are some potentially decent ideas in there, but it just feels like it should be so much better than it ultimately is. I was at one point willing to give 'Four Christmases' a middling but generous three star rating, but about half way through, I realised that it simply wasn't building to anything, it was just limping on, which marked it down a(nother) star. When you're halfway though a movie and you don't remotely care about any of the characters, you know it's not a good sign!
Below parBy a customer , 23 Jan 2013Funny in patches but overall lack of depth to the story, personally I think Vince Vaughan was much better in Couples Retreat. Probably better to watch before xmas when you have the loving feeling for it.....
OK, could do better..By allycatcool (7 reviews) from Gloucester , 11 Jan 2013Not a bad chick flick. Some laugh out loud moments and as usual Vince & Reese are great. Not as good as I thought it was gonna be, but harmless enough for a 'don't have to think too much' Christmas film.