"Four Christmases" Review

By Zoe Levine (Columnist, Former Culture Editor) [?]

Published: December 2, 2008 and Updated: January 18, 2009
Original LA News Desk Content

Four Christmases is a romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn as a couple visiting each of their families for the holidays. This film also has appearances by Sissy Spacek, John Voight, and Kristin Chenoweth.

Four Christmases starts out when a successful, urban couple Brad (Vaughn) and Kate (Witherspoon) are going away for their annual Christmas Vacation, which they do to avoid going home to their respective families. On the day of their flight, all outgoing planes are canceled, so they are forced to have “Four Christmases”, since each of their parents are divorced. Each house they visit brings out the parts in Brad and Kate that they each wanted to keep hidden with hilarious encounters at each house; including, UFC fighter brothers, a hippie mother, a white-trash father, a cougar mom, and embarrassing childhood memories. Through all the humiliating moments and fights, it eventually brings Brad and Kate closer together, with a happily ever after.

This is a cute and fun holiday movie that will keep you entertained throughout its 90 minutes. The comedic jokes are great and will have you laughing out loud until the very end. Both Witherspoon and Vaughn do a great job and have good chemistry together. Four Christmases is a good festive movie to see and get into the holiday spirit.

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