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At Theaters: 11/26/2008 On Video: 11/24/2009
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 30 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 529927
Studio: New Line Cinema
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Storyline Heading
Kate and Brad find themselves grounded due to fog. Their usual trip to an exotic vacation for Christmas has now changed and they find themselves, out of obligation, going to four relative festivities. Brad counts the hours when he can get away while Kate is starting to hear the different kind of clock.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Romantic Comedy - This is a holiday-themed comedy aimed at a young adult audience. This is more of a silly, broad comedy than a romantic one. Some raunchy humor makes this inappropriate for younger children.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Vince Vaughn VINCE VAUGHN'S WILD WEST COMEDY SHOW, FRED CLAUS
Reese Witherspoon PENELOPE, RENDITION, WALK THE LINE
Robert Duvall WE OWN THE NIGHT, LUCKY YOU, KICKING AND SCREAMING
Jon Favreau OPEN SEASON, WIMBLEDON, SWINGERS
Director: Seth Gordon KING OF KONG A FISTFUL OF QUARTERS
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
Deck The Halls
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 2 S-words; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex without nudity.
VIOLENCE: Comic hits and fights.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol.
ACTION: Comic fighting.
COMEDY: Banter, wisecracks, slapstick.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Average Four Christmases is wildly uneven, veering from screwball comedy to would-be heartfelt drama with an inelegance that is more likely to cause whiplash than an emotional catharsis.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Average We got five Oscar-winning actors, and they don't need to act much. There can't be any singing, boss. If McGraw doesn't sing, then Yoakam doesn't sing. It's in the contract. A most-favored-nations clause.

USA Today Full Review
Average The film has its funny moments, but they are too few to make the holiday excursion worthwhile.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 210 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
6
High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
5
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
17
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
15
Very High
93%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
26
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
53
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
88
Very High
99%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 210 moviegoers:
GREAT REVIEWS! Most everyone enjoyed "Four Christmases" very much. The adult reviews, both males and females, are great, but a few were a bit disappointed and only rated it as average. However, for this type of movie (silly comedy) I would say these reviews are certainly good enough to highly recommend "Four Christmases."


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
When upscale, happily unmarried San Francisco couple Kate and Brad find themselves socked in by fog on Christmas morning, their exotic vacation plans morph into the family-centric holiday they had, until now, gleefully avoided. Out of obligation--and unable to escape--they trudge to not one, not two, but four relative-choked festivities, increasingly mortified to find childhood fears raised, adolescent wounds reopened...and their very future together uncertain. As Brad counts the hours to when he can get away from their parents, step-parents, siblings and an assortment of nieces and nephews, Kate is starting to hear the ticking of a different kind of clock. And by the end of the day, she is beginning to wonder if their crazy families' choices are not so crazy after all.
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