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A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Dari

Release Date:

22 November 2014 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

A Friggin' Christmas Miracle See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sycamore Pictures See more »
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Color
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Trivia

"Skål" the word Boyds mother says after saying her thanks during dinner, is the Norwegian, Danish and Swedish word for "Cheers". 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 »

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Cast credits appear next to child photos of the actors. See more »

Connections

References Jeopardy! (1984) See more »

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Why We Love
Written by Ben Kweller
Performed by Ben Kweller
Courtesy of The noise Company
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god bless robin
18 November 2014 | by mikavicakohlSee all my reviews

This is not trolling, neither do i want this comment to sound disrespectful in any way.

Watched the movie for robins sake, as it was one of his last movies. Family Christmas themed comedy, yay! Though, what it really was, is just an awfully written drama.

First thing that came to my mind after finishing the movie was disturbing, but i think there's a lot of truth in it. Basically what i thought was that this movie took a part in what killed him. If i casted in such movie, i'd want to kill myself too.

I didn't find single scene even slightly funny. All it has been is marathon of sadness. Robin dedicated his life to laughter and making people around happy and the opportunities and surroundings have just thrown bricks beneath his feet. If i met the person that wrote this script in person, i'd throw in a few punches. I'm not a violent person, but how can one make Christmas themed comedy with robin williams in cast this sad?

I'm not even going to comment the movie/plot itself, as it's not worthy of words.

I give this movie 2/10, and that one point goes purely to robin and his utter genius. I adored robin while he was around, and forever will.


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