I'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link]

RATINGS:
Clio: Netflix: 3.6/5 stars. IMDB: 8/10.
Carolyn: Netflix: 3.6/5 stars. IMDB: 7.4/10.
The native public rating for this movie is: Netflix: 3.0/5 stars, IMDB: 5.2/10.

CAROLYN’S THOUGHTS: This was a fun movie to watch on Christmas. It was a little light-hearted and had a bit of sappy romance-movie heart, but the comedy didn’t stop.

CLIO’S THOUGHTS: The cast. The cast! Tony Soprano as Kelly Bundy’s dad? That alone makes this required viewing. But the whole gimmick behind the movie really worked for me, and was hilarious. It was only once things got romantic that the comedy slowed down, but it didn’t stop. But the relationship shit totally got in the way of what would have been even more funny jokes. This could have been better, but it was still better than most comedies. Certainly most comedies full of families on Christmas.

PEOPLE:

Directed by Mike Mitchell (Shrek 4, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, 3 eps of Greg The Bunny, 1 ep of Cartoon Sushi).
Written by Deborah Kaplan (Can’t Hardly Wait, The Flintstones In Viva Rock Vegas), Harry Elfont (Can’t Hardly Wait, The Flintstones In Viva Rock Vegas), J.R. Ventimilia (9 eps of That 70’s Show, 7 eps of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-TAS (2010s), 2 eps of The Simpsons, 2 eps of The Critic, 1 ep of 3rd Rock From The Sun) & Joshua Sternin (9 eps of That 70’s Show, 8 eps of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-TAS (2010s), 2 eps of The Simpsons, 2 eps of The Critic, 1 ep of Duckman, 1 ep of 3rd Rock From The Sun).

Starring:
Ben Affleck as Drew Latham.
James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano in The Sopranos, Where The Wild Things Are, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Get Shorty, Violet & Daisy) as Tom Valco, the fake dad.
Christina Applegate as Alicia Valco, the fake sister.
Catherine O’Hara (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Home Alone movies, Frankenweenie, Where The Wild Things Are, Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events, A.C.O.D., Dick Tracy, SCTV, 4 eps of Six Feet Under, 1 ep of Curb Your Enthusiasm) as Christine Valco, the fake mom.
Josh Zuckerman (Sex Drive, Austin Powers In Goldmember) as Brian Valco, the fake brother.
Bill Macy (Analyze This, 2 eps of The Love Boat, 1 ep of Seinfeld) as Doo-Dah, the fake grandpa.
Jennifer Morrison (Star Trek reboot movies, Mr. & Mrs. Smith) as Missy Vanglider, the ex-girlfriend.
David Selby (Commissioner Gordon in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns parts 1 & 2, The Social Network, Are You Here) as Horace Vanglider, the ex-girlfriend’s father.
Stephanie Faracy (Get Him To The Greek, Bad Teacher, The Five-Year Engagement, Sideways, The Great Outdoors, 1 ep of Extreme Ghostbusters, 1 ep of Wings) as Letitia Vangliderthe ex-girlfriend’s mother.
Stephen Root (Bill Dauterive in King Of The Hill, Office Space, NewsRadio, Chode in Tripping The Rift, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Bad Milo, The Men Who Stare At Goats, Penguin in Batman: The Brave And The Bold, Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie, 5 eps of Gravity Falls, 3 eps of Adventure Time, 3 eps of 24, 2 eps of The Legend Of Korra, 1 ep of the new Thundercats) as Dr. Freeman, the shrink.
Sy Richardson (Men At Work, Sid And Nancy, Repo Man) as Doo-Dah Understudy.Mood: eh
Music: Slayer – Addict