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Four Christmases (2008)

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



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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 »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Seth Gordon inspired himself from memories of his own family Christmases, where the mood was tense, where his sister would always be after him and where no one would want to go get his grandmother for dinner, to approach the directing on this film. See more »


Kate's hair is completely different when she leaves the bathroom at her mother's house. See more »


Connor: Do you know who I am?
Brad: What?
Connor: Google me bitch! I might be famous one day.
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Rock & Roll Part 2
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Cute movie but interesting editing or lack thereof..
13 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My friend and I saw this movie tonight and did get a few laughs. We really liked the cast and thought overall the movie was "cute".

We both noticed how Reese Witherspoon's hair kept "changing".. In the same clip the camera would be on her and her bangs would be straight and side-swept. Camera goes to Vince Vaughn. Camera goes back to Witherspoon and her bangs are fuller and covering her forehead. The color would change from scene to scene. It was bizarre. We laughed more at the hair issue than the movie itself. We wondered how many others in the audience noticed. It was really obvious.

Clearly we are easily entertained... ;-)

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