Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Four Holidays Review

Four Holidays

Release Date: 4th December 2008 - Australia

Production Companies
New Line Cinema
Spyglass Entertainment

Roadshow Distribution

Genre: Comedy

Rating: M

Runtime: 88 minutes

Budget: $80,000,000

Box Office Gross: $163,733,697 

Plot Summary
When upscale, happily 
unmarried San Francisco 
couple Kate and Brad 
find themselves socked in 
by fog on Christmas 
morning, their exotic 
vacation plans morph into 
the family-centric holiday 
they had, until now, gleefully 

Out of obligation, and 
unable to escape, they 
trudge to not one, not two, 
but four relative-choked 
festivities, increasingly 
mortified to find childhood 
fears raised, adolescent 
wounds reopened... and 
their very future together 

As Brad counts the hours 
to when he can get away 
from their parents, step-
parents, siblings and an 
assortment of nieces and 
nephews, Kate is starting 
to hear the ticking of a 
different kind of clock. 
And by the end of the 
day, she is beginning to 
wonder if their crazy 
families' choices are not 
so crazy after all.

Reese Witherspoon - Kate
Vince Vaughn - Bradford 
"Brad" McVie
Robert Duvall - Howard McVie
Sissy Spacek - Paula
Jon Voight - Creighton
Mary Steenburgen - Marilyn 
Kristin Chemoweth - Courtney
Jon Faverau - Denver McVie
Tim McGraw - Dallas McVie
Katy Mixon - Susan McVie
Dwight Yoakam - Pastor Phil
Patrick Van Horn - Darryl

Director - Seth Gordon
Story/Screenplay - Matt Allen
and Caleb Wilson
Screenplay - Jon Lucas and
Scott Moore
Producers - Gary Barber,
Roger Birnbaum and Jonathan
Cinematography - Jeffrey L.
Film Editors - Mark Helfrich
and Melissa Kent
Music - Alex Wurman

Close of being a cheerful, yet meant to be a gleeful holiday comedy to get the laughter. One thing I find in FOUR HOLIDAYS that it wasn't as funny as it should have been and makes it as an unappreciated average film. Sure there's some trace of comedy left to laugh and either one joke I see is upsetting, bigoted or a bit humorous is what you call find the joke you would understand. With the big talent of actors all over the film like Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Jon Voight and Robert Duvall with their decent line-up of performances but they weren't enough to make it a jolly old good seasonal flick.

For FOUR HOLIDAYS, I might as well give it a 3 out of 5 point rating and nothing I seen it sunk low on everybody's Christmas spirit. Do you agree my opinion about this mild sack of comedy.

Star rating: (3/5) Average


  1. I have not seen this film but based on your feedback I think I might look for something a bit better. Have you got any suggestions of a movie of this same genre that is a little more appealing and entertaining?

    1. Try for other holiday movies like Elf and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation they have got to be said as the funniest.