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Four Christmases (2008)

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

Director:

Seth Gordon

Writers:

Matt Allen (screenplay) (as Matt R. Allen), Caleb Wilson (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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Storyline

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? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Pour eux les fêtes sont un vrai cauchemar. (For them the holidays are a real nightmare.) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual humor and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Four Christmases See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,069,826, 30 November 2008

Gross USA:

$120,146,040

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$163,733,697
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Seth Gordon was hired as Director at Vince Vaughn's insistence, Vaughn being a fan of Gordon's acclaimed documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007). See more »

Goofs

When "Ken" and "Daphne" are having sex in the bathroom, "Daphne" ripped "Ken"s shirt off; the buttons visibly fly off. But the shirt is nicely buttoned when they come out of the bathroom in the next scene. See more »

Quotes

Connor: Do you know who I am?
Brad: What?
Connor: Google me, bitch! I might be famous one day.
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Alternate Versions

The French release, distributed by Metropolitan Filmexport replaces the opening title card with one featuring the French title "Tout...Sauf En Famille" (which translates to Anywhere...Except Amongst Family) instead of having the original English title and subtitling it with the French one as is more common. Also, while an English title is displayed during the end credits, that one is not "Four Christmases" but "Anywhere But Home", the international English title for the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Deck the Halls (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Christmas All Over Again
Written by Tom Petty
Performed by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
Courtesy of Gone Gator Records
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Christmas time
26 July 2013 | by kairinglerSee all my reviews

I rather liked this movie to be honest,, light comic fare from Vince Vaughn,, nice touches from Reese Witherspoon, Jon Voight, and Sissy Spacek. this story is about a couple who every year avoid Christmas time and decide to take fancy exotic vacations to get away from family and all that goes with it. well this year they plan their annual trip , except for one major problem.. snowstorm,, airports are closed,, and film crews are at the airports,, so their faces are plastered all over TV so their families know that if they try and get out of Christmas visits they would be lying,, so the couple have no choice but to visit his parents,, and her parents,, four different Christmas's , this movie is full of laughs,, tender hearted moments,, and some definite awkward moments,, and a few crude ones as well.. all in all though I definitely liked this movie, as the couple get's to learn about each other and their families.


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