The perfect movie for the season, perhaps a little early to start watching Christmas movies, but it's cool to get the early christmassey feeling!
When a couple tries to fly away from their family for Christmas, as they do every year, their fun turns around when all flights have been canceled. Now they have to go to four houses to celebrate Christmas while going through memories they don't want to go into and suprises they can't handle while they have to use a safe word to get out of situations
Starring Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Jon Voight, and Jon Favreau. Directed by Seth Gordon.
Storyline: 3 Stars
Simple structure but done really well... nice and easy to follow, and kept my attention throughout the movie.
Music: 2 Stars
The music does very well in capturing the festive spirit, though there were times that I forgot that I was watching a Christmas movie, whether that's a good thing or not I'll leave you to decide.
Acting: 2 Stars
The acting wasn't anything spectacular, though I thought Jon Voight did a very good job with his character.
Emotions: 3 Stars
The movie has a nice emotional streak, highlighting the importance of family, which I supose is quite an important concept at Christmas time. The movie should be able to give you a soft heart after it's finished with you.
I enjoyed the movie, and thought it was a great movie to start of the festive season... so buckle in and enjoy the movie!