Monday, September 27, 2010
Four Christmases (2008)
Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon teams up with Vince Vaughn for this romantic comedy that casts them as a dating couple who are forced to spend their first Christmas together visiting each of their four divorced parents -- in a single day. Seth Gordon directs an all-star cast that includes Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Dwight Yoakam, Carol Kane, Jon Favreau and Tim McGraw.
Very few actors really have their own entertaining swagger, despite what they may think. Vince Vaughn does though, and although he plays the typical Vince Vaughn character in this movie, it is what sells and makes this movie enjoyable. After he was fairly generic in Couples Retreat, he is back to his normal self and his charm is in display for this movie. Actually I dont know the timeline between those two movies or which came first, but if that is correct than that statement is correct IMO. As far as romantic comedies go, there are a lot of painful ones to sit through, Four Christmases along with What Happens In Vegas offer hope that you can sit down and watch a couples movie with your girl and it not be a painful experience.
This movie was above average, but the plot could of been better. Vince was funny as he always is. Reese was cute. Some scenes could of been removed entirely without effecting the story line. It was better than a B movie but not to the standards of an A movie. Some of the acting was not on key. Would I recomend it? Yes, I liked it.