You can't exchange family.
Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba, Loretta Devine, Chris Brown, Keith Robinson, Laz Alonso, Columbus Short, Sharon Leal, Lauren London
Preston A Whitmore II
|Screenplay||Preston A Whitmore II|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Facilitator Films, Rainforest Films, Screen Gems|
|Violence||Infrequent, some moderate.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Munyaradzi Vomo It's a bit predictable and too clean-cut in the end, but since this is a beaming season you will definitely smile.
Francois Blom Laat kyker koud.
Michael Phillips Overstuffed, formulaic, but very easy to take.
Barry Ronge This film gets it exactly right.
Megan Kakora It's a sweet family holiday movie that'll please the saints and bore the Scrooges.
Anna Smith Don't expect realism from this frothy little number, but do expect a bit of heart-warming cheer courtesy of romantic unions, overcome prejudices, reconciled enemies and general peace and understanding.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert What's surprising is how well Whitmore, the director, manages to direct traffic. He's got one crisis cooling, another problem exploding, a third dilemma gathering steam and people exchanging significant looks about secrets still not introduced. It's sort of a screwball-comedy effect, but with a heart.
Decent, but nothing novel or memorable, the film just feels like another holiday gathering that blends in with the rest. You might enjoy yourself enough to get through it, but you won't remember much about it by the next time the next one rolls around.
Tomatometer Has strong performances, but relies too heavily on holiday movie clichés.
What the People say
1500 Netizens A Wonderful Christmas Surprise!
Average .. 48%