Four Christmases

Four Christmases
Four Christmases
  • PG-13
  • 1h 29m
  • 2008
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Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon stars with Vince Vaughn in a holiday comedy to which many children of divorced parents can relate...One happy couple; four dysfunctional, divorced parents who all insist on celebrating with their kids; a single, well-planned, happy day quickly spins out of control in to the mad cap whirlwind of Four Christmases.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Despite a strong cast, this sour holiday comedy suffers from a hackneyed script.
Time Out
Joshua Rothkopf

June 22, 2017
Chicago Reader
J. R. Jones

This is marginally better than most, with a few offbeat comic ideas, a reliably droll performance...

June 21, 2017
At the Movies
Ben Mankiewicz

Didn't quite get over the hump.

June 21, 2017
At the Movies
Ben Lyons

Oh, the hilarity of hating your family at the holidays.

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Holiday romcom is amiable but centers on family dysfunction.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this romantic comedy is riddled with gags centering on major family dysfunction. And there's real bite underneath the laughs: The central couple (played by teen favorites Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn) finds out soon enough that they don't really know enough about each other, and their families beat them up -- both physically and emotionally. It's all played for laughs, of course, which takes some of the edge off, but younger kids may still wind up perturbed by the scenes of familial mayhem. There's also some swearing (including "s--t") and social drinking, as well as some innuendo and implied sex.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:November 26, 2008
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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