UK release date: 1/12/15
Runtime: 106 minutes
Directed by: Jessie Nelson
Starring: John Goodman, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Alan Arkin, Olivia Wilde, Ed Helms, Marisa Tomei, June Squibb, Anthony Mackie, Alex Borstein
I feel like they just mashed this film together just to get cash in on the whole Christmas film thing.
It tries to weave several characters and their stories a lot like the film Love actually. Unlike Love actually it doesn’t work.
There are so many characters and a mass of information you need to keep track off. But you don’t spend much with either character and their stories are very shallow and almost cliche.
I didn’t connect to this film at all. I didn’t care about any of it and there wasn’t much of a story, conflict or climax. The characters are completely oblivious to one another.
There are sad moments and funny moments, but they’re a drop in the ocean in this film. This isn’t a Christmas film, or just a film in general, that’s worth your time.
To sum up, Nothing special, dull, long, no real point
Was it worth the watch? No
Would I re-watch? No
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