Using a professional grade video camera, a dysfunctional family records their Christmas Day in 1985, which descends into total chaos.


Warren P. Sonoda
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Boyd Banks ... Sgt. Stevenson
Jennifer Baxter ... Aunt Bev
Mike Beaver ... Uncle Nick
Samantha Bee ... Nancy Cooper
Kate Campbell ... Baby Davidson
Jayne Eastwood ... Nana Gert
Onyekachi Ejim Onyekachi Ejim ... Okeke
Dylan Everett ... Teddy Cooper
Dave Foley ... Bill Davidson
Jason Jones ... Gord Cooper
Peter Keleghan ... Tim Cooper
Hayley Lochner Hayley Lochner ... Heather
Nick McKinlay Nick McKinlay ... Marcus Cooper
Jock McLeod Jock McLeod ... Poppy (as Jock Mcleod)
Gage Munroe ... Dougie


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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Jason Jones and Samantha Bee are married in real life. See more »


When Gord locks everyone out of the house, the clock on the video camera ends early in the morning on December 26, 1985. When they all convene on the motel which takes place after Gord locks them out of the house, the clock on the video camera is back to late night December 25, 1985. See more »

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References The Facts of Life (1979) See more »


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Not many laughs in this family Christmas
11 October 2013 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

Although the movie concept was an interesting one, it failed to generate many nostalgic laughs, nor did it remind me very much of the 1985 era, or of my own family Christmas's, thank goodness. The movie's concept is supposed to be that dad wraps up a used VHS video camera for the family Christmas gift that he had to settle taking in lieu of a $2,000 debt owed to him by a shady friend played by Dave Foley who used the video camera to make his amateur porn.

Grandma is played by Jayne Eastwood, and she is just not happy with anything about Christmas other than the hard liquor. Grandpa is deaf as a door nail, and his three daughters do not have much use for him as they are reminded how awful their childhood was with him as their dad.

Jason Jones is the sad sack dad, whose Don Juan smarmy brother played by Peter Klegehan continues to make passes at his sister in law who just happens to be about four months pregnant when coincidentally was the last time the two secretly met. Rounding out the dysfunctional adults is the heavy drinking mullet head brother in law played by Mike Beaver.

So by now you have probably figured out that when you mix a lot of heavy drinking, a dysfunctional family with a few teenage kids who are also a bit warped. and provide them with their first ever video camera, nothing is off limits. In one particular scene dad, played by Jason Jones is sitting on the toilet doing what comes naturally and this is where I thought the movie should have ended......on the bathroom throne.

This is a two star flusher, with a pretty bad smell. Don't waste any more time watching it than you would exert on a good bowel movement.

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Release Date:

16 November 2010 (USA) See more »

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Coopers' Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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1.85 : 1
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