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A couple struggles to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas Day.

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Brad and Kate have been together three years, in love, having fun, doing all sorts of things together with no intention of marriage or children. Christmas morning, they're on their way to Fiji, having told their two sets of divorced parents that they're off to do charity work. Through a fluke, they have no choice but to visit each of their four idiosyncratic parents. As the day progresses, Brad and Kate remember growing up, each learns more about the other, and Kate realizes that her life may not be as good as it could be. Do they know each other well enough to weather the storms families bring? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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His father, her mother, his mother and her father all in one day. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual humor and language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,275,585 (UK) (28 November 2008)

Gross:

$120,136,047 (USA) (6 February 2009)
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One of three screenplays mentioned by Blake Snyder in his book Save the Cat as an example of a good logline. It is the only one of the scripts mentioned that became a completed film. He also says that all three spec scripts sold in the 6-7 figure range. See more »

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While Kate and Brad are arguing in the car, going to their final Christmas at her father's, there is an obvious re-shoot because at some points she is wearing a wig and then in the next shot it is back to her normal hair. It goes back and forth this way throughout the scene. See more »

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Connor: Do you know who I am?
Brad: What?
Connor: Google me bitch! I might be famous one day.
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Baby It's Cold Outside
Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by Dean Martin with Martina McBride
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Four-gettable and all in all pretty dreadful
26 October 2009 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews

Even a stellar cast can't do anything for this horrible mess. It may be The Fokkers At Christmas but it plays out like a damp squib.

With four families to visit, ranging from mad Southern white trash (Oh so hilarious) to horny mothers and even weirder churches this just about misses every target it sets up by a mile.

It is not even funny embarrassing, it just ain't funny.

Given all the amazing talent on show here something good out to have come out of this - preferably the shooting of the script editors - but nope, absolutely horrible.

Reeks of the taste of two week old turkey....


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