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White Reindeer (2013)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 6 December 2013 (USA)
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After an unexpected tragedy, Suzanne struggles to put her life back together during a sad, strange Christmastime in suburban Virginia.

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Zach Clark

Writer:

Zach Clark
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Williams Nathan Williams ... Jeff Barrington
Kim Park ... Greta
Anna Margaret Hollyman ... Suzanne Barrington
Lydia Hyslop Lydia Hyslop ... Patti (as Lydia Johnson)
Joe Swanberg ... George
Chris Doubek ... Detective Ross
Leo Erickson Leo Erickson ... Mr. Boxter (Suzanne's Father)
Yvonne Erickson ... Mrs. Boxter (Suzanne's Mother)
Tom Neubauer Tom Neubauer ... Priest
Mark Boyett ... Tom
Ellie Nicoll Ellie Nicoll ... Barbara (Real Estate Lady)
Mahoghany Ayot Eerised Mahoghany Ayot Eerised ... Tricia (Real Estate Lady)
Jiyoung Lee Jiyoung Lee ... Dianne (Real Estate Lady)
Melodie Sisk Melodie Sisk ... Sweater Model
Ray Converse ... Chubby
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After an unexpected tragedy, Suzanne struggles to put her life back together during a sad, strange Christmastime in suburban Virginia.

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Christmas is a feeling in her _______

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Comedy | Drama

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Goofs

Prior to Suzanne's parents visiting her at the hotel where she stays, the exterior shot of the hotel shows it as a Marriott. When Suzanne answers the door, the evacuation information card affixed to the inside of the door has a Hampton Inn logo on it. Hampton Inn is in the Hilton hotel chain, not the Marriott hotel chain. See more »

Quotes

Fantasia: So you just wanna like, hang out?
Suzanne Barrington: Yeah.
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Connections

Features Christmas Comes But Once a Year (1936) See more »

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The 12 Days of Christmas
Traditional, arranged by Frederic Austin (uncredited)
Performed by Austin Donohue
Firewalker Music
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10 January 2015 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

I do like dark/bleak comedies, but this just takes too long and does not have enough to tell. Don't get it twisted, this is not a family picture nor your typical Christmas movie, which I all knew going in and you should too. The story does not just happen to be around Christmas time though, it's supposed to be that way, to show us what happens behind close doors and the other side of Christmas (see also Neighbors and their "way" of celebrating).

The humor is not lost to me, but the message is not sufficient enough to warrant the running time. There are a lot of long pauses that are supposed to enhance the "message", but only succeed in stopping the movie in its tracks. The performances are good enough, but the characters do not have much to say other than the central message. A few nice set pieces (see Neighbors) are not enough to help elevate this. There are worse movies, but this misses out on a couple of things too


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

White Reindeer See more »

Filming Locations:

Alexandria, Virginia, USA See more »

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IFC Films See more »
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1.85 : 1
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