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 »
All we'd have to figure out is how long we've been together. And... what your name is.
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During the last credits, there are some outtakes of the actors singing Christmas songs. See more »
Fantastic dramady about dysfunctional families and holidays.
I saw this with my husband and daughter in law and we all just howled. It reminds me of Nora Ephron film with all the family and personal drama going on. There is a bit of profanity and sexuality so I wouldn't take your younger kids but, for teens it's a go.
It has a great ensemble cast, each with his or her own personal drama going on. Diane Keaton and John Goodman (who has lost a ton of weight and looks great) make a very believable couple whose kids and grandkids are all slightly off kilter. Steve Martin, who narrates the film through the eyes of the family dog, is a delight. And, the love story between Angie and Sergeant is one of the highlights of the film. "I never believed in love at first sight until now."
As Leo Tolstoy said, "All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." But, you might just see an element of your own family in this film.
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