Tristram Shapeero

Merry Friggin’ Christmas (2014)

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Merry Friggin’ Christmas (2014)

Director:

Tristram Shapeero

Starring:

Robin Williams

Joel McHale

Lauren Graham

Plot:

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.

Review:

I should have realized this wasn’t going to be a lite, happy, Christmas comedy. The title should have clued me in but I was looking for something new that wasn’t overly sentimental and I thought this would be perfect. Instead it was super depressing.

This was one of Robin Williams last movies and that makes it all the more sad.

Fairly certain I didn’t laugh or even smile throughout. It was all about a screwed up family that was supposed to come together at Christmas or just overcome some of their issues but I didn’t feel like that’s what happened. Instead each new revelation about the dad just made me wonder why he was a part of anyone’s life.

Would not recommend if you’re looking for a good Christmas movie.

2/5