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Office Christmas Party (2016)

R | | Comedy | 9 December 2016 (USA)
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When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand...

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Clay Vanstone
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Walter Davis
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Storyline

When the CEO (Jennifer Aniston) tries to close her hard-partying brother's branch, he (T.J. Miller) and his Chief Technical Officer (Jason Bateman) must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.

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Party like your job depends on it

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Rated R for crude sexual content and language throughout, drug use and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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9 December 2016 (USA)  »

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Untitled Office Holiday Party Project  »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,500,000 (USA) (9 December 2016)

Gross:

$54,730,514 (USA) (20 January 2017)
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Trivia

NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls was cast in the movie due to his close relationship with actor Mark Wahlberg, who thought Butler would be a nice choice given that the setting of the film is Chicago. See more »

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The rear-view mirror has been removed from the Mitsubishi. See more »

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Mary: [after getting into an argument with Jeremy] I know why you took a medical leave.
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References Up (2009) See more »

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Let's Get Ridiculous
Written by Stefan Gordy (as Stefan K. Gordy) and Brandon M. Garcia
Performed by Stefan Gordy (as Redfoo)
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Under license for Universal Music Enterprises
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Seasonal Depression
15 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Well, where do I begin with this? A comedy about office politics? Geez, where have I seen that before? If you're going to make a comedy movie these days, make it high concept, and if you can't, at least make it funny. Office Christmas Party commits the sin of being neither. Many film critics say this, but I haven't seen a comedy movie more deserving of this title... it's a 90-minute SNL skit.... oh wait, I'm sorry, Current SNL. It thinks it's a wild and crazy comedy, and oh boy, is it not. It plays it safe on nearly everything. It's as if Kate McKinnon's ultra-sensitive HR character directed the film. For a such a diverse cast of funny men and women, they are neutered of good material to work with. Jason Bateman is given nothing. Jennifer Aniston's character is one-note, though I'll give her credit for at least trying to make it work. Then, there's T.J. Miller. Dane Cook lite. He's currently being groomed as Hollywood's next hottest comedy star, and if he is, welcome to the dark ages. He is woefully unfunny. How did he make it out there? Why is it that so many amazing comedians, screenwriters and directors get turned down straight out of film school, and yet they give this man a shot? He gets the most screen time out of everyone here. It's quite sad actually. There are good performances in this, believe it or not. Kate McKinnon and the always funny Rob Corddry are the only two shining spots in this otherwise terrible film. I could go on, but why bother? I don't really need to, but when you spend 30 bucks for you and your friend to go see this in a theater, I feel the need to vent.


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