New in Theaters Review: Four Christmases starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon

fourchristmasesmovieSo getting into the Christmas spirit I went to see “Four Christmases” this past weekend. The movie is about an unmarried couple Bard and Kate (Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon) who for the past several Christmas holidays have avoided meeting each others parents and have instead went on lavish tropical vacations. When they get stuck at the airport and can’t leave for they’re holiday together they decide to go and see each others divorced parents, thereby having to make four different stops in one day. Each one of them has very dysfunctional families and this is the main reason they are so set on not getting married themselves. With each visit, they start to learn things about each other that they have kept secret for the past three years. They’re once beautiful tranquil Christmases together turns into a day of hell as they must relive there past childhood upbringings while meeting each others families.

This is a great movie for couples who think you can hide your family background from your significant other. It shows that although you may think your family is weird, so are most families and that’s what makes us who we are. Brad’s parents are played by Robert Duvall and Sissy Spacek. Kate’s parents are played by Mary Steenburgen and Jon Voight. This movie has some really funny scenes in it, especially when Brad must deal with his two brothers played by Jon Favreau and Tim McGraw. It’s fast paced comedy so you’re never bored and it really centers on people who have to deal with being raised by separated parents. I give this movie 2 family gatherings out of 4. It’s funny, and is a good holiday movie. The movie runs 1 hour and 20 mins. It’s rated PG-13 for some sexual language and humor. It was directed by Seth Gordon. It was written by Caleb Wilson, Scott Moore (III), Jon Lucas, and Matt Allen. It was produced by Wild West Picture Show Productions, Type A Films, Birnbaum/Barber Productions, Spyglass Entertainment Holdings, LLC. It was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution.

We all are who we are because of our parents; make sure you see your parents for the holidays. Ezo
Next week’s movie: The Day the Earth Stood Still