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Almost Christmas (2016)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 11 November 2016 (USA)
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A dysfunctional family gathers together for their first Christmas since their mom died.

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David E. Talbert
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Glover ... Walter
Gabrielle Union ... Rachel
Mo'Nique ... Aunt May
Kimberly Elise ... Cheryl
Romany Malco ... Christian
J.B. Smoove ... Lonnie (as JB Smoove)
Jessie T. Usher ... Evan
John Michael Higgins ... Brooks
Nicole Ari Parker ... Sonya
Omar Epps ... Malachi
Nadej K. Bailey ... Niya (as Nadej Bailey)
Alkoya Brunson ... Cameron
Marley Taylor ... Dee
D.C. Young Fly ... Eric (as DC Young Fly)
Keri Hilson ... Jasmine
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Storyline

Walter Meyer (Danny Glover) is a retired mechanic who lost the love of his life almost a year ago. For the holidays, he invites his now grown children and their families to his house (where they all grew up) for a traditional celebration. Walter soon realizes that if his bickering children and the rest of the family can spend five days together under the same roof, it will truly be a Christmas miracle.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Five days together? Oh joy.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for suggestive material, drug content and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | China

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Meyers Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,134,235, 13 November 2016

Gross USA:

$42,158,780

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,580,920
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

All of Young Fly's tattoos were edited out of the movie. See more »

Goofs

Four days before Christmas, we see the family attending a morning church service. We know the year is 2016 (indicated earlier in the movie), so we know the date is December 21, 2016. This was a Wednesday. It seems highly unlikely that there would be a Wednesday morning church service. See more »

Quotes

[Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them]
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Soundtracks

Machine Gun
Written by Milan Williams
Performed by The Commodores (as Commodores)
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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This movie makes you believe you are watching a real family

Review Date 4/30/2019

I Have Reviewed OVER 500 "Christmas Films and Specials". Please BEWARE Of films and specials with just one review! For instance When "It's a POSITIVE" chances are that the reviewer was involved with the production. "If its Negative" then they may have a grudge against the film for whatever reason. I am fare about these films.

Huge ensemble movies about family are hard to pull off but this film made it look easy. The chemistry was great with all of them. I love the fact that this film could be about any family. Its very funny. I love the scene where they bring out "grandma".

Walter Meyer (Danny Glover) is a retired mechanic who lost the love of his life one year earlier. Now that the holiday season is here, he invites daughters Rachel (Gabrielle Union) and Cheryl (Kimberly Elise) and sons Christian (Romany Malco) and Evan (Jessie T. Usher) to his house for a traditional celebration. Poor Walter soon realizes that if his bickering children and the rest of the family can spend five days together under the same roof, it will truly be a Christmas miracle.

It is sad that many people will pass on watching this and that is a shame.

Add this to your must see watch list of Christmas films.


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