Brad and Dusty must deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.
|Release Date||:||November 9, 2017|
|Production Company||:||Paramount Pictures, Gary Sanchez Productions, Red Granite Pictures|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Sean Anders, John Morris|
|Casts||:||Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, John Lithgow, Mel Gibson, Linda Cardellini, John Cena, Alessandra Ambrosio, Owen Vaccaro, Scarlett Estevez, Didi Costine, Chesley Sullenberger, Liam Neeson|
A depressingly nihilistic film that would have at least been commendable for its unabashed cruelty - that is, if an out-of-place clichéd 'happy ending' hadn't been tacked on. As such, it only works as an exercise in awkward gags and uncomfortable dramatic beats, hammering the final nails into the coffin of three careers while it's at it. Now, if you're looking for a darkly comic view at a dysfunctional family, you'll find this for the first half of the film. If you want an upbeat, feel-good family comedy, keep your fingers in your ears and your eyes 'wide shut' until the final twenty minutes. If you want a good Christmas film, I suggest you go home and put The Polar Express back in the DVD player.