In New York City for their annual tradition of Christmas Eve debauchery, three lifelong best friends set out to find the Holy Grail of Christmas parties since their yearly reunion might be coming to an end.
|Release Date||:||November 20, 2015|
|Production Company||:||Sony Pictures, Point Grey Pictures, Good Universe|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter, Jonathan Levine, Ariel Shaffir|
|Casts||:||Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie, Lizzy Caplan, Jillian Bell, Mindy Kaling, Lorraine Toussaint, Aaron Hill, Natalie Knepp, Heléne Yorke, Theodora Woolley, Aly Mang, Nicola Fiore, Marija Skangale, Baron Davis, Michael Shannon, James Franco, Miley Cyrus, Ilana Glazer, Tracy Morgan, Nathan Fielder, Jason Mantzoukas, Jason Jones, Randall Park, Clem Cheung|
|Plot Keywords||:||male friendship, new york city, drug, christmas eve, childhood friend, christmas|
When I was a teen I warned everyone I knew to look after their relationships: parents, siblings, children, lovers, and especially friends. Nothing in this life lasts forever. The only constant - is CHANGE. Blah blah blah.
People move on with their own agendas and perceived roles in their lives and this puts a great strain on previous interactions that we often take for granted after our formative educational years. Friendships are usually the most likely things to suffer, fade, and disappear once people grow up. This movie is a fun , veiled tale of what we ALL must go through with regards to those changes ,and I sympathize with it, fore tis a central part of the human condition.
There's laughs, spills, not too many thrills, or chills, though for a xmas movie, thats just mein penchant for terrible har har making. But some people do these types of things, no gender analysis needed to ruin a good time. HOWEVER...
The film will of course appeal a tad more to the male perspective, but honestly when you look beyond Seth Rogan's ever intentionally placed molotov of druggery and mazel tovly awesome beard, and the strangely balding J G Levitt and their mysterious drug dealer associate, we remember that we all go through the same things, regardless of our individual attitudes, perspectives and the colors they take on. A good "holy" season watch when your bored and want some entertainment. Seasons Greetings and keep your heat beating.