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A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 22 November 2014 (Canada)
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Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son's gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.

Director:

Tristram Shapeero

Writer:

Phil Johnston (as Michael Brown)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joel McHale ... Boyd Mitchler
Lauren Graham ... Luann Mitchler
Clark Duke ... Nelson Mitchler
Oliver Platt ... Hobo Santa
Wendi McLendon-Covey ... Shauna Weinke
Tim Heidecker ... Dave Weinke
Candice Bergen ... Donna Mitchler
Robin Williams ... Virgil Mitchler
Pierce Gagnon ... Douglas Mitchler
Bebe Wood ... Vera Mitchler
Ryan Lee ... Rance Weinke
Amara Miller ... Pam Weinke
Mark Proksch ... Trooper Zblocki
Jeffrey Tambor ... Snow Globe Snowman (voice)
Amir Arison ... Farhad
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Storyline

Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son's gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Spend it with the ones you loathe

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG- 13 for language and crude humor throughout | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The first of three movies released after the death of star Robin Williams. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene in the front yard, as Nelson carries the baby, the neighbor's yard shows a blooming dogwood tree and flowering white shrub revealing the Christmas cold-weather scene was filmed in the spring. See more »

Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credit roll is displayed a picture of Robin Williams as his Mitch character with this dedication: "Dedicated to the loving memory of the man who made us all laugh. Robin Williams 1951 - 2014" See more »

Connections

References Jeopardy! (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Christmastime, I Know (Ho Ho Ho)
Written by Neilson Hubbard and Ryan Culwell
Performed by Ryan Culwell
Courtesy of Sycamore Music
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finally a good Xmas comedy besides bad santa
7 November 2014 | by wycherleyp-960-470658See all my reviews

Going to start this review of by saying that the world is at such a loss without robin Williams as this feel good xmas comedy shows just how great of a actor he was. the film starts off bit slow but then once robin Williams character comes into the plot it becomes interesting. the plot is a simple one which I feel helped this film evan more and you can read the plot above in the info next to the picture. The jokes and one liners are great and funny and despite all the mishaps it gives off a nice message and just in time for xmas as let's face it films like "jessabelle, horns, dumb and dumber too" don't really give you a festive feel. So if you want a original xmas comedy with a great cast a funny drunk santa and a overall feel good film for this time of year then be sure to go watch this film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Dari

Release Date:

22 November 2014 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

A Merry Friggin' Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Sycamore Pictures See more »
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Color
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