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on 6 December 2009
`Four Christmases' is a pretty funny comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon and is about a couple who decide to go holiday each year rather than spend time with their four divorced parents. Unfortunately this year their flight gets grounded and their usually calm and placid relationship is turned upside down by visiting the various families and the revelations that are uncovered. There are a few laughs throughout but nothing that will have you holding your sides or panting for breath and although this is marketed as a Christmas movie, it is merely the backdrop to the events that unfold. It could be any major family event or national holiday to be honest. The performances are all pretty good and the cast is impressive as well, with Robert Duvall, Mary Steenburgen, Jon Voight and Sissy Spacek as supporting cast. At just over 85 minutes this is short enough to be funny without being wearing and you don't have enough time to get bored. The direction is simple and not that noteworthy, just run of the mill comedy fare the whole way through. If you want a light hearted comedy, with the odd toilet or sex joke and nothing you have to think too hard about then this is the place to go. It's good but you won't rush to watch it twice.
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