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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...

Directors:

Josh Gordon, Will Speck

Writers:

Jon Lucas (story by), Scott Moore (story by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Bateman ... Josh Parker
Olivia Munn ... Tracey Hughes
T.J. Miller ... Clay Vanstone
Jennifer Aniston ... Carol Vanstone
Kate McKinnon ... Mary
Courtney B. Vance ... Walter Davis
Jillian Bell ... Trina
Rob Corddry ... Jeremy
Vanessa Bayer ... Allison
Randall Park ... Fred
Sam Richardson ... Joel
Karan Soni ... Nate
Jamie Chung ... Meghan
Abbey Lee ... Savannah
Da'Vine Joy Randolph ... Carla
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Party like your job depends on it.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Karan Soni co-starred with T.J. Miller in Deadpool (2016) and with Kate McKinnon in Ghostbusters (2016).. See more »

Goofs

When we first see the Clark Street Bridge, a railroad crossing gate is coming down. As Josh and Clay speed toward the Bridge, the crossing gate is gone. After the Kia comes to a stop at the foot of the Bridge, the crossing gate is seen in a wide shot. See more »

Quotes

Jeremy: Mary just fucking cited me! Okay? I thought this was a party. If I want to dick tap Alan, I'm gonna dick tap Alan. That's a timeless gag! Never not funny!
Josh Parker: [tries to shoo him away] Okay, off you go.
Jeremy: She is like a poisonous fucking cloud of shit gas, like, just seeping into everybody's good time. Every word she says makes my fucking hemorrhoids throb! I want that on the record!
Josh Parker: It is.
[Jeremy leaves]
Walter Davis: He's in customer service?
Josh Parker: Yeah. He's much better on the phone.
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Crazy Credits

The first part of the closing credits features stills, outtakes, and alternative lines. See more »

Connections

References Mad Men (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Arranged by Hans Hammerschmid (as Henry Stuck)
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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Lightweight and disposable
6 December 2016 | by Troy_CampbellSee all my reviews

December always brings with it a raft of Yuletide yarns that are often fun but not overly great. This crude comedy continues that trend with an enjoyable yet completely disposable romp about the epic eponymous work shindig. When laidback office head Clay Vanstone (T.J. Miller) is warned his Chicago department (inherited from Daddy) is going to be closed down unless he can secure a big contract, his solution is to throw an expensive party with live animals, lots of booze and the promise of bonuses. Of course the proverbial hits the fan and everything that can go wrong, does. Think The Hangover: Xmas Edition where we actually witnessed the night unfold before seeing everyone wake up with killer headaches and life lessons learnt. The gags fly at a million miles an hour with some sticking and some not, but it coasts by on it's super light mood and the sense that this group of extremely funny people are just having a blast hanging out on set and cracking jokes. Miller's man-child and Kate McKinnon's HR by-the-book weirdo are the standouts, and Jason Bateman's and Olivia Munn's more sensible employees are fine (although lacking chemistry as love interests), however Jennifer Aniston and Rob Corrdry are total misfires which bore throughout. The film also dovetails quickly when it gives a pimp subplot way too much attention, and the save-the-internet finale is dumb even by a popcorn comedy's standards, although the eclectic Christmas-themed soundtrack is surprisingly good. The epitome of a throwaway movie, Office Christmas Party maintains a certain level of enjoyment with its breezy vibe and the occasional laugh-out-loud gag, but is ultimately forgettable.


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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

9 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Office Christmas Party See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,890,204, 11 December 2016

Gross USA:

$54,767,494

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$114,501,299
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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