In a small desert town, decimated by the economic recession, two teenagers (Jace and Derek) try to get by working as Sign Spinners. Harassment by local bullies leads Jace to make some ... See full summary »
Erik L. Barnes
Erik L. Barnes,
WORST FRIENDS is the story of two childhood friends who are forced to re-think their friendship as adults. When Jake (Richard Tanne) is injured in a car accident, the only person willing to... See full summary »
An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.
Sarah Jessica Parker,
To be the CEO, an heiress is challenged by her dad to deliver a Christmas letter in person to his ex-partner in their hometown - traveling by bus, incognito and with only $100. Will she learn something from the people there?
When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday.Written by
The movie was written by Steven Rogers. Steve Rogers is also the real name of superhero Captain America. Actor Anthony Mackie who appears in this movie also appears in the Captain America movies as Captain America's partner The Falcon. Alan Arkin's name in this film is Bucky, which is also the name of Captain America's other partner. See more »
The puppy shown at the beginning is definitely a Saint Bernard puppy, while the adult dog it should have grown into is an unknown kind, but obviously different. Even the muzzle colors are different. See more »
Any number of the films we now think of as unassailable holiday classics -- Christmas in Connecticut, White Christmas, even It's a Wonderful Life -- were dismissed as corny and formulaic in their original reviews, so it's no surprise that Meet the Coopers met the same fate. But I suspect time will be kind to this one: it's warm without being gooey, the humor is sharp and observant, the ensemble is top-notch, and the soundtrack is quite lovely.
If, like me, you're a fan of the dysfunctional-family Christmas comedy (The Ref, La Bûche, A Christmas Tale), this one may well sneak up on you and enter your annual holiday rotation. If I ever get to update my holiday film guide "Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas," this one would definitely go in.
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