“Four Christmases” — What a Waste!

December 2, 2008


We went to our favorite movie and dinner theater, Cinema Grille, on Saturday afternoon to see the newest “Christmas movie,” and eat our favorite burger at the same time.  What a great concept.  A fun way to start the holiday season. 

Remember when “Christmas movies” were, Miracle on 34th Street, It’s A Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story?  It’s certainly no accident that those movies are all still watched and talked about — they are classics.

And there are some newer movies that I really like — Santa Clause and Elf come to mind — that I think might end up being classics.

So, we went to see Four Christmases, prepared to be entertained.  Alot of my high expectations were based on the likeability of the two stars, Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn.

What a total waste of a Saturday afternoon.  Thankfully, at least the burger was still wonderful, because the movie wasn’t even okay.

That was one of the tackiest, most inappropriate, vulgar, plotless, unlovable-character movies I have ever seen in my life!

I am especially embarrassed for Reese Witherspoon, who I have always liked in every other movie she has been in, because I know she has children and that they may someday see their mother in this awful movie.

Okay.  Consider yourself forewarned.  We wasted our money to see this movie, and if you choose to see it after my comments, you have at least been warned. 

And in regard to taking children to see it, it is rated PG-13 but I think it’s far tackier than that rating indicates.