Toronto Mike

Four Christmases

A Movie Reel

Four Christmases: 3 out of 10.

I had several issues with Four Christmases, a family comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon.

First and foremost, this supposed comedy isn't the least bit funny.  I think I smiled twice, but I didn't register one chuckle.  The writing is weak, the characters are hateful and the primary comedic device for laughter are babies who vomit.  If you think a baby vomiting on someone is comedy gold, this is the movie for you!

In addition to not being funny, this holiday film isn't the least bit endearing.  You never care one iota about these two selfish idiots and their families are even worse.  Jon Voight shows up for a pay cheque and gives us the moral of the story, something about the importance of spending time with family, and we learn at the end that this advice was completely ignored.  This movie is under 90 minutes in length and it's still way too long and surprisingly empty.  There's nothing to take home with you.  Absolutely nothing.

And plot holes... don't get me started.  There are plot holes in this movie you can drive a mack truck through.  The entire premise is faulty.

In conclusion, this is the worst movie I've seen in a theatre in about a decade that isn't funny, isn't endearing and isn't worth 82 minutes of your precious life.

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