Movie Review Surviving Christmas With Relatives (15)
Saturday, 9 November 2019 | Admin
Surviving Christmas With Relatives (15)
1hr 41m Comedy
Two sisters and their families spend - or rather, endure - Christmas at their late parents' dilapidated country house.
Director: James Dearden
Writer: James Dearden
Stars: Julian Ovenden, Gemma Whelan, Joely Richardson
I'm always up for a good Christmas movie, sadly although this is based around a family get together at Christmas, it's not really a Christmas movie as such.
If I was watching this as a one-off drama on a cold afternoon, it would be fine but as a nice Christmas Comedy film. Nope, not a chance, where was the comedy for one thing.
A good mainly British cast, well-acted and nice to see Gemma Whelan, Joely Richardson, Patricia Hodge etc and the younger actors were ok although their parts were mainly for show.
I gave it a watchable rating as a quaint simple British drama, but as a Festive movie, I'd have given it about 3/10.
MGN Rating 6/10 (Just) IMDB Rating 5.1/10