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Love the Coopers (2015)

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The intertwined stories of four generations of Coopers unfold right before the annual family reunion on Christmas Eve.

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Jessie Nelson

Writer:

Steven Rogers (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Martin ... Rags (voice)
Diane Keaton ... Charlotte
John Goodman ... Sam
Ed Helms ... Hank
Alex Borstein ... Angie
Timothée Chalamet ... Charlie
Maxwell Simkins ... Bo
Blake Baumgartner ... Madison
Amanda Seyfried ... Ruby
Alan Arkin ... Bucky
Dan Amboyer ... Handsome Young Man at Diner
Marisa Tomei ... Emma
Scott Garan ... Department Store Security Guard
Dorothy Silver Dorothy Silver ... Mrs. Pinkins
Olivia Wilde ... Eleanor
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Storyline

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 CBS Films

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You can't regift family See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG - 13 for thematic elements, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Most Wonderful Time See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,317,545, 15 November 2015

Gross USA:

$26,302,731

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,426,912
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Department Store Security Guard: How did the jewels get into your mouth?
Emma: I thought it was a lozenge.
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Crazy Credits

During the last credits, there are some outtakes of the actors singing Christmas songs. See more »

Connections

Features It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Carol of the Bells
Music by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych and lyrics by Peter Wilhousky (as Peter J. Wilhousky)
Performed by London Fox Children's Choir
Courtesy of Classic Fox Records
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Deserves a slot in the Christmas canon
25 October 2016 | by NeelyOSee all my reviews

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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