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Almost Christmas (2016)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 11 November 2016 (USA)
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A dysfunctional family gathers together for their first Christmas since their mom died.

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David E. Talbert
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Glover ... Walter
Gabrielle Union ... Rachel
Mo'Nique ... Aunt May
Kimberly Elise ... Cheryl
Romany Malco ... Christian
J.B. Smoove ... Lonnie (as JB Smoove)
Jessie T. Usher ... Evan
John Michael Higgins ... Brooks
Nicole Ari Parker ... Sonya
Omar Epps ... Malachi
Nadej K. Bailey ... Niya (as Nadej Bailey)
Alkoya Brunson ... Cameron
Marley Taylor ... Dee
D.C. Young Fly ... Eric (as DC Young Fly)
Keri Hilson ... Jasmine
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Storyline

Walter Meyer (Danny Glover) is a retired mechanic who lost the love of his life almost a year ago. For the holidays, he invites his now grown children and their families to his house (where they all grew up) for a traditional celebration. Walter soon realizes that if his bickering children and the rest of the family can spend five days together under the same roof, it will truly be a Christmas miracle.

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Five days together? Oh joy.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for suggestive material, drug content and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is not the first time Omar Epps and Gabrielle Union "went to prom together". They were also prom dates in Love & Basketball (2000). See more »

Goofs

Four days before Christmas, we see the family attending a morning church service. We know the year is 2016 (indicated earlier in the movie), so we know the date is December 21, 2016. This was a Wednesday. It seems highly unlikely that there would be a Wednesday morning church service. See more »

Quotes

[Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them]
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Connections

Referenced in Family Feud: Episode #18.51 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Very Thought of You
Written by Ray Noble
Performed by Etta James
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Get together family Christmas is never a smooth event!
4 June 2017 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

Little bit a surprise film. Most probably the best Christmas comedy of the season, yet I watched it very late. It's a family get together theme, but for the Christmas celebration. So after their mother recently passed away, all the children come to celebrate the festival with their father for not let him be alone for the occasion. But it is not a perfect family. They all seeing each other after a long time and they bring their works, issues and everything along. With differences, debate, fight and all hell set loose.

I have seen plenty of similar themed films, this was no different, yet somewhat enjoyable. Because this kind of film is thematically same, but usually screenplay and the comedy parts are derived. If they make those parts right, then it'll meet somewhat viewer's expectation and do better at the box office. A decent cast, though Danny Glover presence was the film's highlight. Well created characters and the executions were not bad either. Surely you would laugh aloud in a few scenes. Bit a long film, but engaging plot. Overall an average film, yet the comedy parts was the best.

5/10


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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Meyers Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,134,235, 13 November 2016

Gross USA:

$42,158,780

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,580,920
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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