Was out and about to catch a flick. Got to the movie theatre and there’s nothing that really capture my interest to watch. Then saw Four Christmases on the screen. Hmmmm… Oh thats the movie with Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon. Vince is a hilarous guy so I guess I had to watch it. I also remember seeing the previews and it was pretty funny. Plus its about the holidays and Christmas is around the corner. (As you can tell by now I like comedy movies).
This movie is about a couple name Kate and Brad. They are an unmarried couple that lives in San Francisco. Their relationship seems perfect. They agree on everything, have the same point of views and goals. They like taking trips, anything that involves them two together and only them two. They always try to avoid their family every holiday. They had a bulletproof excuse not to attend any of their families gatherings. But the lie they came up with was exposed on the news when fog stopped them on their tracks. Now they have no choice but to recover from their lie and attend all four family gatherings in one day. They will need a plan and exit strategy to come out alive. They will be lucky if they even still end up together and go on their vacation.
Why four? Reason is both of their parents splitted. As they attend each family gathering… they start to realize that the family they were desperately tried to avoid all this time because of the pain they’ve gone through with them. But towards the end they realize it’s how their family are, made them the person they are today. They start to change their views in their life about what they want in a person and what they want in their future. They also start to find out that they don’t know each other as well as they thought they did. I wont go any futher incase you haven’t watched it yet.
This movie was funny. Also relates to how I think regarding marriage and kids. Everyone can relate to atleast one of their family member. Makes you realize what is important in your life… and that is “Family.” I love Brad’s brothers, they are so much into wrestling and act like wild kids. Also Kate’s mom (Mary Steenburgen) is really hot and their family of milfs is hilarous. Vince and Reese did a good job being a couple. For some reason, Reese Witherspoon looks old in this movie. She’s not as pretty as how she used to be in her other movies. Well I never watch or should I say finish any of her older movies to relate to (too girly for me), but I remember her looking much prettier.
Should you go watch this movie? I would say wait for the DVD. It has laughs and some of the holiday feelings but it just seem to be lacking something.
Genres: Comedy, Kids/Family, Romance and Holiday
Running Time: 1 hr. 20 min.
Release Date: 11/26/2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some sexual language and humor)