Coopers' Camera (2008)

 |  Comedy  |  16 November 2010 (USA)
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Using a professional grade video camera, a dysfunctional family records their Christmas Day in 1985, which descends into total chaos.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sgt. Stevenson
Aunt Bev
Uncle Nick
Nancy Cooper
Baby Davidson
Nana Gert
Onyekachi Ejim ...
Teddy Cooper
Bill Davidson
Gord Cooper
Tim Cooper
Hayley Lochner ...
Nick McKinlay ...
Marcus Cooper
Jock McLeod ...
Poppy (as Jock Mcleod)


Cooper's Camera is a hilarious comedy set in 1985 suburbia, when a dysfunctional family's Christmas disintegrates into madness once an estranged uncle shows up for the holiday.  Told primarily through the eyes of Teddy, the youngest Cooper son, through the family's christmas present: a second hand VHS camcorder. Written by WPS

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Humorous Christmas Film Set in the 1980s
15 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Cooper family (Jason Jones and Samantha Bee) accepted a video camera in 1985 in exchange for $2000 a friend (Dave Foley) needed to pay off a debt. They filmed the festivities, and 25 years later the tapes have been unveiled.

This film works off a few familiar premises... the found footage of "Blair Witch" or "Cloverfield", mixed with the humor of returning to the 1980s, as with "Wedding Singer" or "Hot Tub Time Machine". Perhaps, miraculously, Jones (both star and writer) seems to not repeat jokes already in the other films.

Crimped hair, New Coke, and more Star Was references than in any other film I've ever seen... and I've seen a lot of Star Wars references. I think this will appeal to a wide variety of people, both geeks and nerds, but also those who may want to relive the 1980s or see Dave Foley's bare behind.

There's a really great running joke about Viagra, where they ask, who would ever go to the doctor to get their penis to work? It's funny because it's probably true: what seemed outlandish in 1985 today seems common: male enhancement is constantly being advertised and I suspect is widely used.

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