Almost Christmas (DVD)

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Description

A dysfunctional family gathers together for their first Thanksgiving since their mum died.

Product Details

Barcode
6009707515392
Department
Movies & TV
Released
14 Apr 2017
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Comedy
Sub-genre
Drama
Region
Region 2
Year
2016
Language
English
Studio
Universal Pictures
Runtime
111 min
Trailer
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Almost Christmas
Release Year
2016
Running Time
111 min
Language
English
Categories
Comedies / Family (General)
Synopsis
An African-American widower (Danny Glover) asks his family -- which includes his sassy sister-in-law (Mo'Nique) and four adult children (Kimberly Elise, Romany Malco, Gabrielle Union, and Jessie Usher), as well as the latter's spouses and kids -- to join him for their first Christmas since his wife passed away. However, having all of them under one roof leads to a number of personal confrontations as secrets are revealed and marriages are tested. Omar Epps, J.B. Smoove, Nicole Ari Parker, John Michael Higgins, Keri Hilson, and DC Young Fly co-star. Written and directed by David E. Talbert (BAGGAGE CLAIM).
Cast & Crew
Director
David E. Talbert
Star
Kimberly Elise / Danny Glover / John Michael Higgins / Romany Malco / Mo'Nique
Voice
Donnie Simpson / Lyn Sisson-Talbert / David E. Talbert / Elias Talbert
Co-Star
Nadej K. Bailey / Tara Batesole / Monica Brown / Alkoya Brunson / Karl Bynes / DC Young Fly / Omar Epps / A. Sabrena Farmer / Keri Hilson / Tara Jones / Gladys Knight / Rachel Kylian / Johnny Land / Keon Mitchell / Ravi Naidu / Nicole Ari Parker / Ric Reitz / Jeff Rose / J.B. Smoove / Chloe Spencer / Teresa Sykes / Marley Taylor / Gabrielle Union / Jessie Usher / Gregalan Williams
Screenwriter
David E. Talbert
Director of Photography
Larry Blanford
Assistant Director
Van A. Hayden
Sound Re-Recording
Derek Vanderhorst
Stunt Coordinator
Gerard G. Williams
Makeup
Gindy Martin
Music Director
Julia Michels
Visual Effects Designer
Exceptional Minds
Production Manager/UPM
Preston L. Holmes / Katie Willard Troebs
Choreographer
Kiki
Movie Critics
Entertainment Weekly
"Mo’Nique is responsible for most of the laughs as the wisecracking, kimchi-eating aunt who spent the past few decades on the road as a backup singer and has the wild anecdotes to prove it." -- Grade: B-
Devan Coggan (10 Nov 2016, )
Los Angeles Times
"If there is any reason, besides an annual craving for cinematic holiday cheer, to see ALMOST CHRISTMAS, that reason would be Mo’Nique. Heck, the Mo'Nique bloopers at the end of the film are worth the price of admission alone."
Katie Walsh (9 Nov 2016, )
New York Times
"[A]n often disarmingly entertaining picture....Mo’Nique, playing a superspirited sister-in-law, is simply magnificent..."
Glenn Kenny (10 Nov 2016, )
RogerEbert.com
3 stars out of 4 -- "The committed performances by the cast of talented actors are what elevates ALMOST CHRISTMAS above complaints about its familiarity and melodrama. Kimberly Elise is extraordinarily adept at handling heavy drama and broad comedy in the same moment."
Odie Henderson (11 Nov 2016, )