December 2015 Comedies


Sisters has to be fabulous since it involves Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. I had high hopes for Daddy’s Home since I loved The Other Guys with both Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, but this movie looks more cheesy than funny. The cast for Don Verdean looks fabulous, but I didn’t laugh too much at the trailer. I do have some hope that it might have been to a poorly cut trailer. The old people comedies of The Lady in the Van and Youth could be amusing, but don’t stand out. Christmas Eve is another one of those holiday named movies that looks like a trite way to get across that universal message about this is what the holidays are all about.




Release Date: December 18, 2015

Cast: Amy Poehler, John Cena, Madison Davenport, Tina Fey

Director: Jason Moore

Two grown sisters decide to throw a house party in their parent’s house before they sell it.


Daddy’s Home


Release Date: December 25, 2015

Cast: Linda Cardellini, Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Thomas Haden Church

Director: Sean Anders

Will Ferrell is a stepdad that feels a little inadequate when his kids’ biological father comes by for a visit and they end up trying to one up each other.


Don Verdean


Release Date: December 11, 2015

Cast: Sam Rockwell, Amy Ryan, Jemaine Clement, Danny McBride

Director: Jared Hess

A biblical archaeologist starts to bend the truth about some of his findings so those that buy his findings keep the faith.


The Lady in the Van


Release Date: December 11, 2015

Cast: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Dominic Cooper, James Corden

Director: Nicholas Hytner

A man forms a friendship with a lady who lives in a van parked in front of his house.




Release Date: December 4, 2015

Cast: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Jane Fonda, Paul Dano

Director: Paolo Sorrentino

A retired composer has been asked to perform for the Queen while he is vacationing at a Swiss Alps spa with his grown daughter and film director best friend, who is trying to complete his last screenplay.


Christmas Eve


Release Date: December 4, 2015

Cast: Patrick Stewart, Jon Heder, James Roday, Cheryl Hines

Director: Mitch Davis

On Christmas Eve, six different groups of people get stuck on six different elevators at the same time and then all have epiphanies because of the Christmas Spirit or something like that.


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