Watch Four Christmases
- 1 hr 28 min
Four Christmases is a romantic comedy film released in 2008, directed by Seth Gordon and starring Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn. The story follows a couple, Brad and Kate, who have been together for three years and have been avoiding their families for the holidays by traveling to exotic locations. However, their plans to go to Fiji are spoiled by a fog, which causes them to be stuck in San Francisco. With their holiday plans ruined, they are forced to spend Christmas with their families, which leads to some very awkward, hilarious, and heartwarming moments.
Kate's family is very eccentric, with her mother, Marilyn, being a devout Christian and her sister, Courtney, being obsessed with the idea of getting married. Meanwhile, Brad's family is a bit more laid back, with his dad, Howard, being a former rock star and his brothers, Denver and Dallas, being UFC fighters. As the couple visits each of these families over the course of four Christmases, they learn more about each other and come to grips with the fact that maybe their relationship isn't exactly what they want it to be.
Throughout the movie, the couple is faced with various challenges, including an awkward moment during a church service, an intense UFC fight, and confusion over which family member is which (due to the similarity of the names of Brad's brothers). These events lead Kate and Brad to realize that they have much more in common than they had originally thought, and that they may actually be perfect for each other.
The film is lighthearted and funny, with witty jokes and comedic scenarios that keep the audience entertained. At the same time, it manages to deliver some touching and meaningful moments, such as when Brad talks to Denver about the difficulties of being a parent and when Kate and her mother reconcile after years of tension. These moments give the film a depth and emotional weight that makes it more than just a simple comedy film.
The performances of the actors are all top-notch. Reese Witherspoon is charming and relatable as Kate, and Vince Vaughn brings his trademark humor and wit to the role of Brad. Mary Steenburgen is fantastic as Marilyn, Kate's mother, and delivers one of the film's most moving scenes. The supporting cast, including Robert Duvall as Howard and Sissy Spacek as Brad's mother, also shine in their roles.
Overall, Four Christmases is a delightful and heartwarming film that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. With a great cast, memorable jokes, and touching moments, it is the perfect movie to watch with your loved ones during the Christmas season.
Four Christmases is a 2008 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7 and a MetaScore of 41.