It's madness, mischief and mayhem when rich executive Drew
Latham (Ben Affleck) decides to rent himself a family for
the holidays. Tired of spending Christmas alone, Drew makes
the Valcos (James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara and Christina
Applegate) an offer they should have refused. Now their annoying
guest and his outrageous demands are turning their Noel into
a nightmare in this hilarious slapstick comedy that puts the
fun in family dysfunction.
Why is there a need to live through a joyous festive
occasion like Christmas? Well, almost all of us are expected
to spend this moment with your loved ones. The likely choice
of place is nowhere but at home. But if one has none of these
both, it is going to be tough to waltz through this Xmas holidays.
His girlfriend ditched our main lead here, Drew Latham aka
Ben Affleck, just when Christmas is approaching. After exhausting
all resources but still unable to secure himself for some
companionship, he returned to his childhood house, which was
now owned by the Valcos. He met the Valcos and unconsciously
led them, including himself through a bizarre, learning journey.
his box-office success “Daredevil”, Ben Affleck
did not lose his charm for his non-superhero role by being
a rich executive in this hilarious comedy. The Valcos (James
Gandolfini, Catherine O’Hara, Christina Applegate) forms
a typical American family. Each of them has unknowingly grown
apart from one another over the years. Drew, out of initial
good intention, helped the family members to realize their
fondest memory. But surprises of his actions followed. That
brought out gales of laughter.
50s or so couple with grown-up children would find themselves
in the characters played by James and Catherine.
simple, funny slapstick Christmas comedy. Play this movie,
head for the cozy couch and enjoy watching it if you are going
to spend your homely moment during the coming, nonetheless,
Christmas period. Cheers.
by Alicia Tee