Movie Monday: Four Christmases 2008

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Ten years ago, today, the #1 movie at the box office was Four Christmases, starring Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Jon Voight, Jon Favreau, Mary Steenburgen, Dwight Yoakam, Tim McGraw, Kristin Chenoweth and Carol Kane (uncredited). One of the Executive Producers, Peter Billingsley, Ralphie from A Christmas Story, has a credited bit part as an airline ticket agent.

IMDB Summary:

“Brad and Kate have been together three years, in love, having fun and, doing all sorts of things together with no intention of marriage or children. Christmas morning, they’re on their way to Fiji, having told their two sets of divorced parents that they’re off to do charity work. Through a fluke, they have no choice but to visit each of their four idiosyncratic parents. As the day progresses, Brad and Kate remember growing up, each learns more about the other and, Kate realizes that her life may not be as good as it could be. Do they know each other well enough to weather the storms families bring?”

Interesting Trivia:
♦ Apparently, Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon did not get along.
♦ All four cast members playing the parents are all Oscar winners.
♦ Carol Kane, (who was uncredited as Aunt Sarah), also appeared in Scrooged (1988), another Christmas movie, as the Ghost of Christmas Present (a violent, shrill fairy that hits Bill Murray‘s character with a toaster).

Film Music (Alex Wurman/2009 Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) Film & TV Awards)

Favorite Movie Actress (Reese Witherspoon/2009 Kid’s Choice/Blimp Awards)

2 thoughts on “Movie Monday: Four Christmases 2008

    bereavedandbeingasingleparent said:
    December 4, 2018 at 7:56 AM

    I don’t know why but I never got this movie. Just bored the pants of me. I sat watching other people loving it, thinking why.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      December 4, 2018 at 11:22 AM

      To me, it would have been the two main characters…both annoying. Even the four Oscar winning parents couldn’t help.

      Plus, I have never been fond of movies with forced, visual, slapstick-type gags. Someone sliding off of a house is NOT funny to me. I have trouble with half of the clips on America’s Funniest Home Videos. I don’t laugh. I cringe.

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