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Christmas With The Coopers (film review)


Film: Christmas With The Coopers
Year: 2015
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By: Jessie Nelson
Starring: Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, John Goodman
About: The intertwined stories of four generations of Coopers unfold right before the annual family reunion on Christmas Eve
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAfBULcwCPM

My Review:
Letting my mum choose the movie for Christmas Eve she decided to put on Christmas With The Coopers as we had both never seen it before. This was a film in which I feel I personally wouldn't watch again however was one that is different for the Christmas period.

I thought this movie was great to show how families try to please each other over the Christmas period and try and pretend everything is really happy and great even if things really are the opposite. By also showing how different family members were going through different situations I thought was a good way of making everyone who was watching able to associate themselves with one of the problems in which a family member was going through such as not feeling good enough, wanting to impress family members, liking someone and not knowing how to react and more. Although not the traditional Christmas movie people are wanting this showed a more believable Christmas that the whole family can watch.

Christmas With The Coopers did seem rather choppy to me though by the way that they changed family member and the narrative of the movie as a whole which did make me feel not truly into the movie. Not only this but having the narrator of the movie come in at various points really distracted me and didn't feel like it totally fit with the movie as a whole. As this movie went through with everyone's story I feel that I was getting a little bored and was hoping for more romance or comedy which just never came making me feel rather disappointed.

Overall, this film was different from other Christmas movies that I have seen but didn't really make me feel the Christmas spirit through it. I would recommend this movie to those who would like a family movie which isn't about Santa but about family and how they can all come together over the holidays. I personally wouldn't watch this movie again but I do appreciate a film which is different to many other films of it's kind.

My Rating: 2/5 

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