The movie—Office Christmas Party will have you disappointed in your own company’s holiday party. I’m giving it a B.
An uptight sister (Jennifer Aniston) who is jealous of the attention her father gave her brother (TJ Miller), sets out to close his branch of their tech company. In order to save the company, her brother and his group of office misfits must throw an epic office Christmas party to win a big contract.
Jennifer Aniston is cute as the angry older sister. She’s downright mean even pretend calling Santa to get back at a little girl who ate her cinnamon roll. She plays the witch very well… including some amazing fight scenes. Jason Bateman (who has appeared in 5 movies with Aniston) is the straight guy to all the shenanigans going on around him. Also featuring Olivia Munn as the tech genius and Kate McKinnon as the hard-nosed HR person. Some of the funniest pieces come from Kate McKinnon’s character.
From nude copying of body parts to renting an escort as your pretend girlfriend, this party is a litigation nightmare, but it’s one everyone will remember. Everything they say you should NEVER do at work, they do it in this movie.
This holiday movie will have you laughing out loud at times although some of the jokes fall flat. TJ Miller’s character-Clay Vanstone annoys even though he is trying to do the right thing for a good reason. Not a movie for the family with nudity and potty humor, it will appeal to younger audiences.
Looking for a fun holiday movie, this will entertain. But, only time will tell if it stands the test of time along with other holiday movies such as The Santa Clause and Christmas Vacation.
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