Four Christmases

5.71 h 28 min2008X-RayPG-13
A happily unmarried San Francisco couple find themselves socked in by fog on Christmas morning, As a result their exotic vacation plans morph into the family-centric holiday.
Seth Gordon
Vince VaughnReese WitherspoonRobert Duvall
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Jon FavreauMary SteenburgenDwight YoakamTim McGrawKristin ChenowethJon VoightSissy Spacek
Roger BirnbaumGary BarberJonathan Glickman
Metropolitan Film Studios, Inc.
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.6 out of 5 stars

21478 global ratings

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OligonicellaReviewed in the United States on April 13, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
If you think family abuse (physical and emoional) is funny, it's for you.
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What mild humor it started with was immediately obliterated with the first family visit. Physical abuse only works for comedy if it's slap-stick. This wasn't slap-stick. On to the next family and emotional (behind her back) torture. Lovely. Visit three was sexually disturbing followed by more (this time low-key) emotional issues. At about twenty minutes before the end they tried to get melancholy and sappy but there was so much left over bile that it didn't work.

I'm kinda tired of seeing horrible dysfunction palmed off as humor. Sorry I blew $4 on this.
20 people found this helpful
Julie AnnReviewed in the United States on March 7, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the Top Christmas Movies I've Seen!
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One of my top favorite Christmas movies. This movie is underrated! I laughed so much throughout this whole movie. I watched this movie two times in one day, once at my Mom's house and then when I got home I watched it again with my husband. Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon did an awesome job. I like watching this movie every Christmas now. My favorite scene is poor Reese Witherspoon in the bouncy house, god I laughed so hard! Highly recommend this movie.

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alistairvilleReviewed in the United States on April 20, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Missed opportunity - fine production but poor writing
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Pushes the message that families are the most important things in life. Protagonists are a sophisticated San Francisco couple who are yuppies / dinks (double income no kids) who want to remain that way. After being thwarted in the Xmas plans, they go to their families who live locally for Christmas, something they had been avoiding doing. Each of the four households they visit poses challenges and realizations. By the fourth, all may seem lost, but there’s a grinding “family is great” message which makes the outcome inevitable and predictable. Some character development for the couple, but mostly these are stock situations with stock characters with standard dialogue appropriate for each situation. Mildly amusing at times. The actors all do a good job, as do the costumers, lighting people, set designers, photographer, and casting. Essentially, they are working with uninspiring material, which means it is hard for the whole team to do the ace job that all involved are capable of. You won’t feel that you lost 100 minutes of your life to this movie, but it doesn’t leave you with anything memorable nor a pleasant feeling afterwards.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on November 23, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Ugh. Awful.
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Maybe this movie gets really great after the 20 minute mark, but I'm thinking probably not. In the 20 minutes (max) that I watched, I was bombarded by inane, over-exaggerated, stereo typical caricatures of people. Blech.
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Waitsel SmithReviewed in the United States on December 26, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not what you'd expect
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This movie was recommended by someone I respect, so I expected to like it. I had read some of the reviews and noticed that most women disliked it and most men liked it. So I just thought it might have some crude humor in it. What it had was not necessarily what I would call crude so much as WEIRD IN AN INAPPROPRIATE WAY. I mean, jokes about breast-feeding, jokes over-sexed middle age women, jokes about an 80-year-old woman's sex life - mostly jokes where women are the butts. I think the goal of the writers and producers was to go as low as they could while still getting a PG-13 rating. Even though it's rated that, I would rate it R and would never allow a 13-year old to see it. It's supposed to be a Christmas movie, but has very little to do with Christmas and certainly nothing meaningful. If a Christmas movie cannot be funny without disrespecting Christmas and people, then I don't want to see it. There are plenty of others out there that don't.
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alex paulReviewed in the United States on December 24, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Dumb Movie
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This movie is supposed to be funny because it is liberal left successful couple forced by fog to visit their redneck roots in flyover country. The only good performance is by Robert Duvall as the family patron. If you really believe Deplorables are idiots, you'll love this show! Otherwise, don't bother.
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RKGReviewed in the United States on December 30, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Total waste of space. Crude. PG17 maybe!
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I hated it! PG 13 so I thought I could watch a fun Christmas movie with my teen and tween daughters. WRONG! From the very first scene it is absolutely and totally crude with a horrible display of an irresponsible and abusive relationship/sexual encounter that you need to keep watching to realize the couple are actually married. Horrible example for young kids starting to wonder about having first boyfriends or girlfriends. We turned off and the next day when they weren’t home, I decided to watch and see if I could skip the intro scene and enjoy some comedy with them in the rest of the movie. Nope. Wrong again. Crude humor that isn’t even really funny and has no wit or intelligence needed to watch it. I think I should know by now that the only Vince Vaughn movie that doesn’t involve crude dialogue is dodgeball which my girls think is hilarious and I agree. Too bad Reese Witherspoon agreed to this awful display of poor acting. She is usually in movies with much more class than this. I didn’t even finish watching because after an hour, I decided just to take my day back and read a book!
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Abbie LynnReviewed in the United States on April 26, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Humorous family dysfunction
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A someone with a nutso family I relate all to well to this movie. Vince Vaughn really embodies the child who has put distance between himself and his family because of the disparity in thoughts and values, and Reese Witherspoon is the child who's been in the background for most of her life, not as successful as her sister because of this or that. This review makes the movie sound like a drag, but the acting and directing really puts a very humorous spin on family dysfunction and what we're willing to endure for the sake of love and togetherness. My family and I always watch this during the holiday season, often before we have to go to our own gatherings. Like Vaughn's character says in the movie: "You can't spell 'families' without 'lies'".
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