Four Christmases

November 26th, 2008


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A couple struggles to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas Day.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 5.6/10 (23,340 voted)

Critic's Score: 41/100

Director: Seth Gordon

Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Vince Vaughn, Mary Steenburgen

Brad and Kate have been together three years, in love, having fun, doing all sorts of things together with no intention of marriage or children. Christmas morning, they're on their way to Fiji, having told their two sets of divorced parents that they're off to do charity work. Through a fluke, they have no choice but to visit each of their four idiosyncratic parents. As the day progresses, Brad and Kate remember growing up, each learns more about the other, and Kate realizes that her life may not be as good as it could be. Do they know each other well enough to weather the storms families bring?

Writers: Matt Allen, Caleb Wilson

Vince Vaughn - Brad
Reese Witherspoon - Kate
Robert Duvall - Howard
Sissy Spacek - Paula
Jon Voight - Creighton
Jon Favreau - Denver
Mary Steenburgen - Marilyn
Dwight Yoakam - Pastor Phil
Tim McGraw - Dallas
Kristin Chenoweth - Courtney
Katy Mixon - Susan
Colleen Camp - Aunt Donna
Jeanette Miller - Gram-Gram
Jack Donner - Grandpa
Steve Wiebe - Jim

Taglines: His father, her mother, his mother and her father all in one day.


Official Website: Bofilm's - Soundtrack (various formats) | Warner Bros. [United States] |

Release Date: 26 November 2008

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $80,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $31,069,826 (USA) (30 November 2008) (3310 Screens)

Gross: $163,733,697 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

In order to develop the characters and give each of them an identity, director Seth Gordon drew up detailed timelines of their lives.

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Brad and Kate are playing backgammon on the sofa he shows her where to move her pieces by moving one clockwise and one counterclockwise. In backgammon a player's pieces move in one direction.

Kate: Cassie! That marker in your mouth, I peed on it!

User Review

Can't spell "families" without "lies"

Rating: 6/10

Four Christmases starring Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn, I suppose I can accept it, just very strange seeing them as a couple on screen together. But anyways, every year we get a Chrismas movie, it's either going to be fun or really bad, sorry to say, but Four Christmases is nothing special, another year with an easy to forget movie. But still while this movie doesn't really stand out and it is incredibly predictable, there are some really fun moments. We at least finally have the split up family vs just one crazy family. Reese really turned on the charm and stole this movie, she was so adorable and she was great in the jump jump scene with the evil kids. Vince had some moments as well, but it's more the supporting cast that was just a fun addition to the story.

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 avoided. 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 uncertain. 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.

I would recommend Four Christmases just if you wanna see a cute holiday movie in the theater this year. Vince and Reese had good chemistry and this movie just represents the craziness of having to go to all the families every year for Christmas. There are some really good laughs here and there, I loved the scene where Reese played the Virgin Mary and Vince was Joesph in their church play and Reese just gets stage fright and freezes while Vince just makes a fool of himself on stage. Over all this is a cute movie, there's nothing special about it, but it's worth the look.