Spend it with the ones you loathe, Merry Friggin' Christmas

A Merry Friggin' Christmas
2014 | Color | 88 Minutes | 2.35.1 | PG-13 | Comedy | 5.1 Dolby Digital | Sycamore Pictures

Director: Tristram Shapeero

Writer: Michael Brown

Joel McHale
Lauren Graham
Clark Duke 
Robin Williams

Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son's gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise. Just to keep the magic of Christmas alive and well for his younger son.

So many will blind buy or rent this movie at Redbox this holiday season to watch Robin Williams. And why not he plays the drunk hard ass dad role very well. But this movie is not sure what it wants to be and that's too bad.

The opening sets the tone with Joel McHale as a little boy having his Christmas ruined by his father. Jump to now as an adult you can tell he wants to keep the Christmas spirit alive and well with his younger son. After getting the call from his brother that the family needs to spend Christmas together the movie starts to fall apart.

A Merry Friggin' Christmas is a real hit-and-miss experience that, unfortunately, offers more of the former and less of the latter. The film lacks tight cohesion despite a fairly straightforward narrative drive. Despite some good verbal sparring between Actors Robin Williams and Joel McHale, the movie generally feels structurally inept and lacking in dramatic value.

Otherwise, the movie is a bummer of  a holiday, road trip, and dysfunctional family movie cliché that never finds its footing and certainly doesn't leave much more than a lump of coal for audiences who give it a spin.

The movie has no replay value like most Christmas movies that we watch over and over again. Once you see you may never watch it again. With high hopes thanks to a great trailer I only can give this movie...

2 Bloody Brains out of  5

Don't for get to check out the other Creepers has we celebrate the 13 Days of Creepmas


  1. To bad it's not a better film - I can definitely relate to dysfunctional family Christmas.


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