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Office Christmas Party (2016)

R | | Comedy | 9 December 2016 (USA)
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When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand...

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Josh Parker
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Tracey Hughes
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Clay Vanstone
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Walter Davis
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Trina
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Jeremy
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Allison
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Fred
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Storyline

When the CEO (Jennifer Aniston) tries to close her hard-partying brother's branch, he (T.J. Miller) and his Chief Technical Officer (Jason Bateman) must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.

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Party like your job depends on it

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Rated R for crude sexual content and language throughout, drug use and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,500,000 (USA) (9 December 2016)

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$54,730,514 (USA) (20 January 2017)
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Trivia

Both actresses Kate McKinnon and Vanessa Bayer are cast members of Saturday Night Live (1975). See more »

Goofs

The board of Zenotek would almost certainly take into consideration the destruction to the office and the cost of repairing all of it before they allowed Carol Vanstone to become CEO permanently. See more »

Quotes

Carol Vanstone: All right, if by some miracle you can close Walter Davis and his 14 million dollar account, your jobs are safe.
Clay Vanstone: Done! And you're going to look so stupid!
Carol Vanstone: [Begins walking out of the door] Then we'll finally have something in common!
Clay Vanstone: [the door shuts] Goddammit, she's so mean!
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References Gilmore Girls (2000) See more »

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Mutant Brain (feat. Assassin)
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9 December 2016 | by (French Polynesia) – See all my reviews

A lot of talented new and not so new actors and comedians appear in this and like a lot of movies with too many people in it, none get to do much. The set up takes a long time to build to the party but the set up is better than the pay off. It's just a formless mess by that point, the "jokes" become every character dropping the F bomb and most of the slapstick doesn't work.

Is that really still funny? How many years of R rated movies have we seen and R rated comedies? Jason Bateman gamely goes the distance playing straight man. Aniston does a one note version of her previously funnier, mean heartless bitch roles in Horrible Bosses--only there is not twist or reason for it, other than that the movie needs a villain--I guess.

It's just not very clever or funny. Only Courtney B. Vance manages to make his obvious part funny. I suppose this may be a little harsh there are chuckles here and there but it never really takes off and the "story" and resolution are both obvious and confusing. You never get any sense that this office of people give a crap about each other or their jobs--but then we are asked to root for them?

Of course there is also a fair amount of what should be black humor but only little bits of this work the rest just seem kind of ugly. This movie will try everything to see what works but not much does. A lot of fake looking snow in the film which has a flat video look to it as well. You'll just wish that all these good actors had something genuinely funny or original to do--but if that's your Christmas wish this movie won't fulfill it. You really need a script and a sense of direction---from the directors. Oh there's a guy in a sheep costume too, I give it a 3 instead of a 2 because of that.


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