Surviving Christmas (2004)

Mike Mitchell directs Ben Affleck, James Gandolfini and Christina Applegate in this Christmas comedy where a millionaire moves back into his childhood home much to the inconvenience of the dysfunctional family who have to endure his whims.

A reduced joke comedy that switches gear into a passionless romcom at the midway point. It would be fair to say everyone involved is better than the material they are given but James Gandolfini’s talent in particular chafes against the sad unambitious mundanity of it all.


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