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Four Christmases (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  26 November 2008 (USA)
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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 »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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Release Date:

26 November 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anywhere But Home  »

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Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,275,585 (UK) (28 November 2008)


$120,136,047 (USA) (6 February 2009)

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1.85 : 1
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Cast includes two Country-Western singers (Dwight Yoakam and Tim McGraw) and three people who have won Oscars for playing Country-Western singers (Reese Witherspoon in Walk the Line (2005), Robert Duvall in Tender Mercies (1983) and Sissy Spacek in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)) See more »


Pastor Phil calls Brad out by name to participate in the nativity play without ever being introduced. (A deleted scene shows the introduction, but in the final cut of the film they are not introduced) See more »


Darryl: Look, Brad. I'm not trying to be your father, you already got one of those. I'm just hoping for a chance to be your friend.
Brad: You were my friend, Darryl. You were my best friend. We grew up together, we rode bikes together, we used to smell each others hands. But now you're sleeping with my mom and it's a little bit weird for me. Can you appreciate that?
Darryl: I never had a sexual thought about your mom until I was 30.
Brad: Can you leave it alone? You can't be my friend anymore. You can't be sleeping with ...
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Horrible Movie.
30 December 2009 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

Just watched this movie few hours ago. It was like a shocking therapy. This has been one of the most bad movies I have ever seen. No plot, no idea, no "healthy humor". Only sick sex jokes and pregnancy subjects. The movie is not about Christmas: it has nothing to do with Christmas. The movie is about a girl (Witherspoon) and a guy (Vaughn): the girl finally decides that she wants to get pregnant. No use to describe movie here: those who want to watch it, don't fall asleep. I watched the movie and now regretting that I wasted two hours on that. It is not surprising: Witherspoon can't play anybody else but pregnant girls or silly lawyers; Vaughn - it is still a mystery why he agreed to do this movie. Awful. 1/10.

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