When the power goes out during the screening of "Missile Tow," the theater usher, who interrupts the film, has The Fighter (2010) on his name badge as his favorite film, another Mark Wahlberg movie. See more »
When the family is arriving at the holiday house, you see Karen walk through the front entrance twice. See more »
[to Dusty; referring to Brad]
His total lack of masculinity, I mean his weak chin and soft underbelly bothers you not a bit?
[after camera zooms out, to show him sitting in a chair next to Kurt and Dusty ]
You know, I'm just getting the feeling maybe you guys would like some privacy.
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After the credits, there is a scene with Don at a nativity scene. See more »
A depressingly nihilistic film that would have at least been commendable for its unabashed cruelty - that is, if an out-of-place clichéd 'happy ending' hadn't been tacked on. As such, it only works as an exercise in awkward gags and uncomfortable dramatic beats, hammering the final nails into the coffin of three careers while it's at it. Now, if you're looking for a darkly comic view at a dysfunctional family, you'll find this for the first half of the film. If you want an upbeat, feel-good family comedy, keep your fingers in your ears and your eyes 'wide shut' until the final twenty minutes. If you want a good Christmas film, I suggest you go home and put The Polar Express back in the DVD player.
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