Almost Christmas

Almost Christmas
Almost Christmas
  • PG-13
  • 1h 50m
  • 2016
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Oh, the joy of family. A new comedy from writer/director David E. Talbert (Baggage Claim) and producer Will Packer (Ride along, Think Like a Man series), Almost Christmas tells the festive story of a beloved patriarch who asks his family for one gift this holiday season: to get along. If they can honor that wish and spend five days under the same roof without killing one another, it will be a Christmas miracle. Share the holiday love, laughs, and charm with an all-star cast including Danny Glover, Mo’Nique, JB Smoove, Gabrielle Union, and Omar Epps.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: While far from the worst holiday dramedy audiences could hope for, Almost Christmas isn't distinctive enough to prompt a visit to the theater -- or annual yuletide viewings.
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Common Sense Says
Talented cast elevates dysfunctional-family holiday comedy.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Almost Christmas is an all-star ensemble holiday movie (stars include Danny Glover, Gabrielle Union, and more) about a dysfunctional family celebrating their first Christmas after a sad loss. Although it centers on a family with three school-aged grandchildren, it's not really for kids. Mature themes include adultery, drug dependency, and grief, and language includes words like "s--t," "ass," "bitch," and more. On the sex front, there's an affair between a married man and a woman he barely knows. Adults drink, but not overly so, and one character uses illegally obtained painkillers. Still, in the end the movie offers a positive message about forgiveness, family closeness, and the power of a strong legacy.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama, Family
  • Release Date:November 11, 2016
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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