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Love the Coopers (2015)

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The intertwined stories of four generations of Coopers unfold right before the annual family reunion on Christmas Eve. Can they survive the most beautiful time of the year?

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Jessie Nelson

Writer:

Steven Rogers (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Martin ... Rags (voice)
Diane Keaton ... Charlotte
John Goodman ... Sam
Ed Helms ... Hank
Alex Borstein ... Angie
Timothée Chalamet ... Charlie
Maxwell Simkins ... Bo
Blake Baumgartner ... Madison
Amanda Seyfried ... Ruby
Alan Arkin ... Bucky
Dan Amboyer ... Handsome Young Man at Diner
Marisa Tomei ... Emma
Scott Garan ... Department Store Security Guard
Dorothy Silver Dorothy Silver ... Mrs. Pinkins
Olivia Wilde ... Eleanor
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Storyline

When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday. Written by CBS Films

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Christmas means comfort, joy and chaos See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG - 13 for thematic elements, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Most Wonderful Time See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,317,545, 15 November 2015

Gross USA:

$26,302,731

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,426,912
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The sisters played by Diane Keaton and Marisa Tomei seem to be at most 5 years apart in age. In real life, Keaton is 19 years older than Tomei. See more »

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The puppy shown at the beginning is definitely a Saint Bernard puppy, while the adult dog it should have grown into is an unknown kind, but obviously different. Even the muzzle colors are different. See more »

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Bucky: Such a fuss, when everything we want is right in front of us the whole time...
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Crazy Credits

During the last credits, there are some outtakes of the actors singing Christmas songs. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: A Christmas Puppy (2018) See more »

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Little Drummer Boy
Written by Katherine K. Davis, Henry Onorati and Harry Simeone
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Moving reflections on life, family and love. If you do not shed a tear you are heartless.
3 December 2016 | by dflint-39830See all my reviews

I started this movie just because nothing was on (tube full of Xmas). I was first sucked in by the great John Goodman and the sublime Alan Arkin. Once Olivia Wilde's character started to develop I was hooked.

I am gobsmacked to see how wrong the low ratings for this movie are. The unique characters and the depth of emotions, mostly love, are incredible. Maybe people want quick cuts and action and just don't know how to let a movie based on dialogue slowly draw them in and make you care about the characters, all of which are rounded and easily lovable,yet each deeply flawed in ways anyone that has lived a few decades will identify with.

I am a tough guy in my 50s and I shed tears three times. Not only that,but several times I had to pause the film so I could ponder how the wise words about love and life relate to my life and mistakes. From this day on my life will be better because of what i realized was true,as displayed in this movie, about family, love, regrets. And I will forever love Olivia Wilde. Her scenes alone are worth watching this movie.

If you can watch this movie closely and not shed a tear, you are dead inside and should immediately seek psychiatric help. Solid 7.5/10


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