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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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Pour eux les fêtes sont un vrai cauchemar. (For them the holidays are a real nightmare.) See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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26 November 2008 (USA)  »

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$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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According to director Seth Gordon, the film's subject is the difficulty all people have of reconciling who they are and the person they're supposed to be, which is why it's so hard to spend Christmas with one's family and why it can engender uneasiness. Naturally, he also felt Christmas was an amazing playground for comedy. See more »

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San Francisco gets fog in the summer, not winter. In winter, it might be raining, but never foggy. When it isn't raining in the winter, it's usually quite clear and sunny. The scenes on the Golden Gate Bridge were obviously filmed in the summer. See more »

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Howard: Boys, I don't want to speak ill of your mother on Christmas, but she's nothing but a common street whore.
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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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