Surviving Christmas Movie Review 2004

Information and Film Reviews for Surviving Christmas the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
3.0 4.0 from 2 reviews

Affleck finds himself stuck in another boxoffice disaster as wealthy yuppie Drew, who gets dumped by snooty girlfriend Missy (Morrison) right before the holidays. Following some bad advice from his shrink, Drew decides to reconnect with his past by visiting his boyhood home. The house is now occupied by working-class grump Tom Valcos (Gandolfini), his frustrated wife Christine (O'Hara), their porn-obsessed teen son Brian (Zuckerman) and serious daughter Alicia (Applegate). For $250,000, the Valcos agree to be Drew's rented relatives and indulge his Christmas dreams. Comedic embarrassment follows resulting in a few, brief, reluctant chuckles.

Distribution

DreamWorks SKG, 1000 Flower St., Glendale, CA 91201, Phone: (818)695-5000, Fax: (818)695-7775, URL: http://www.dreamworks.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 92 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Slapstick Comedy, Christmas, Advertising, Family Comedy, Chicago
Screenplay
Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont, Jeffrey Ventimilia, Joshua Sternin
Cast
Ben Affleck, James Gandolfini, Christina Applegate, Catherine O'Hara, Josh Zuckerman, Bill Macy, Jenny (Jennifer) Morrison, Stephen (Steve) Root
Cinematography
Peter Collinson, Tom Priestley
Director
Mike Mitchell
Music
Randy Edelman
Other
Willie Burton, Mary Ramos, Michelle Silverman, Craig McKay, Sue Chan, Mary Jane Fort, Caroline Hanania
Producer
Jenno Topping, Betty Thomas, Tall Trees, LivePlanet, DreamWorks

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