Genre Guesstimation – A Merry Friggin’ Christmas (2014)


The idea behind this new feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of holiday themed movies…

MFC“The whole world is full of lies, Boyd. The only road to happiness is to realize there’s no road to happiness.” – Mitch

Number of Times Seen – 1  (11 Dec 2014)

Brief Synopsis – While visiting his parents for the holidays, a man must travel back home on Christmas eve to Chicago with his father when he forgets the presents he bought for his son.

My Take on it – I had hoped that with the addition of Robin Williams as the grouchy grandfather, this would gave been much better.

Unfortunately, it isn’t.

This movie has a very talented cast, but even they couldn’t help overcome a very weak plot with not such great dialogue.

Hopefully Williams’ other two posthumous movies will give us more to remember him by, because this one just didn’t do it for me.

Bottom Line – A completely below average family holiday movie that just doesn’t work exceptionally well despite a very talented cast. This was one of Robin Williams’ final movies.

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Nope, this was a less than average holiday movie that will quickly be forgotten despite it being one of Williams’ final roles.

Rating – Razzie Worthy

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6 thoughts on “Genre Guesstimation – A Merry Friggin’ Christmas (2014)

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  2. Such a shame that this was one of Williams’ last. 😦 I want to see the new Night at the Museum to see how they handle his character. Sounds like most reviews of that have been pretty positive, which I’ve been glad to hear. Nice review, Rob!

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