Watch: Four Christmases 2008 123movies, Full Movie Online – Brad and Kate have been together three years, in love, having fun, doing all sorts of things together with no intention of marriage or children. Christmas morning, they’re on their way to Fiji, having told their two sets of divorced parents that they’re off to do charity work. Through a fluke, they have no choice but to visit each of their four idiosyncratic parents. As the day progresses, Brad and Kate remember growing up, each learns more about the other, and Kate realizes that her life may not be as good as it could be. Do they know each other well enough to weather the storms families bring?.
Plot: Brad and Kate have made something of an art form out of avoiding their families during the holidays, but this year their foolproof plan is about go bust — big time. Stuck at the city airport after all departing flights are canceled, the couple is embarrassed to see their ruse exposed to the world by an overzealous television reporter. Now, Brad and Kate are left with precious little choice other than to swallow their pride and suffer the rounds.
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Have Your Christmas Cake And Eat It Too
Sigh. Another potentially funny Hollywood comedy hits the skids when it encounters a message. The message here seems to be, “Families Are Hideous And Awful, But Everyone Should Be Forced To Have One”. No, I don’t understand the logic of that either.
The families are made up of 4 sets of familiar comedy archetypes – the yokels, the interfering women, the religious kooks and – um – the fourth set who the writers couldn’t be bothered to make interesting or unusual. I suppose you can’t blame them for losing interest – I know I had.
Phoned-in performances and a faxed-in script result in a charmless, pointless holiday film. The only good thing about it is the charisma of the leads, and a funny appearance by Jon Favreau. But seriously, you would be better advised to watch National Lampoon’s Xmas Vacation again instead.
Phoned in film did respectably at the box office…
… and I have no idea why. This is one of dozens of holiday films made over the last twenty years, and I don’t get quite why that is true when Hollywood makes fewer films overall than they did in studio days before TV, yet there is a glut of these kinds of films versus the 30s through the 70s.
It is completely predictable in its outcome. And that doesn’t mean the fun is in the journey either because that is paint by numbers too. What you have is a yuppie couple played by Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon who spend every Christmas on Fiji to avoid their dysfunctional families, but this year they are fogged in and stuck at home. A news crew interviewing them alerts their families to their availability and so they are forced to trudge to “four Christmases” since every parent is divorced and having their own Christmas. Both moms are oversexed in spite of being postmenopausal. Vaughn’s dad is a lonely old man. Well, I should say he is a man alone because he seems quite happy in his solitary hermit existence.
And in spite of the fact that the first three of these four gatherings are disasters, Witherspoon reveals to Vaughn that she probably does want to get married, that she does want to have kids. Vaughn quips that if anything should say they were right in traveling light through life it was the disaster that was today.
I could say watch and find out what happens, but 98% of you will write the ending that happened without even seeing it.
Why does Hollywood make these kinds of movies in the modern era? Maybe to make people feel better about themselves because their families couldn’t possibly be this outrageous? To say “Everyone else procreated and it was a disaster and so should I”? Maybe just because a sloppy script with cliched plot devices and Christmas lights pack them in during the Holidays and after all, isn’t that the point?
You won’t be the worse for watching this because I guarantee you’ve seen it before under a different name, but I wouldn’t seek it out if you can find a better film to watch.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 28 min (88 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Seth Gordon
Writer Matt Allen, Caleb Wilson, Jon Lucas
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Vince Vaughn, Mary Steenburgen
Country Germany, United States
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe (prints), EFilm (digital intermediate), FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (color), Technicolor (color)
Film Length 2,300 m (Italy), 2,525 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm