Monday, November 24, 2008

"Four Christmases"

My sister and I went to a pre-release screening of "Four Christmases".

It releases this Wednesday, November 26th.

Vince Vaughn (swoon) and Reese Witherspoon (perky as usual) are an unmarried couple who have been able to escape celebrating Christmas with their families.

Until this year.

Both sets of parents have divorced, therefore, they have four stops to make on Christmas day.

I love a good comedy, and you may hear a chuckle or smirk out of me, but I'm really not one to laugh loudly in the theater. This movie was an exception.

Sandi and I were laughing out of control, [snort] nonstop, tears rolling down our cheeks,[snort] throughout most of the movie. We left with black mascara raccoon eyes, seriously.

Not so much the rest of the theater. Other reviews may label this, meh, another cutesy Christmas movie.

Sure, it was funny and laughter came from others at the appropriate times, but us?

We lost it.

I think my family should get royalties from this movie.

Have the writers been peeking in on our families lives? I'm sure of it.

Best line (delivered by Vince Vaughn) used to justify their decisions:

"You can't spell families without lies"


Beth said...

I happen to love Vince!!!! and I think he's hilarious, so I wanna see this just cuz of him. reese is cute, but.....meh.

Ree said...

I was just reading about V.V. in this month's Esquire. He seems to be a genuinely nice guy, too. (At least that's the way he comes off in the interview)

Jaime said...

I'm glad to hear someone's opinion on that one because I was excited to see it. Thanks!

Mrs. G. said...

I can't wait to see this.

Home for the Holidays sort of sums my family up.

Bruce said...

I think it is interesting that most holiday films these days focus on the dysfunctionality of the American Family and not the wholesome goodness of the season. Shows how far we have comes (or vice versa).

San said...

It's pretty bad when you have to apologize to the people sitting next to you for laughing so hard (snort)

Michael said...

Now I'm officially intrigued.

lis said...

Being there watching you 2 watching the movie would have been a hoot (snort)!!

Come on Bruce, few can spell 'family' without adding 'dysfunctional'... (sigh)..

mackey said...

Thx for the review. It looked good now u have me sold!

The Girl Next Door said...

Ooh now I'm thinking I have to go see it!!

Me, You, or Ellie said...

You are so hip with your pre-release screening.

I love anything Reese Witherspoon is in. But maybe next year, son someone's movie channel ;)


Katelin said...

oh glad you loved it, i sort of want to check this one out it looks so cute.

Lucy said...

This very funny, very sharp little comedy is fast becoming the underrated cult film of the year