OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY – Rated R

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OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY – Rated R – 105 min.

Starring Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, TJ Miller, Jennifer Aniston, Kate McKinnon, Courtney B. Vance, Jillian Bell, Rob Corddry..and many, many more…

Directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck join forces once again to bring to the big screen an illustrious Christmas Party GONE WRONG, and in more ways than one …this is OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY!

Trying to keep his families company afloat we meet Clay Vanstone (TJ Miller), in the midst of wanting to spread an abundance of Holiday cheer ~ just like the ‘old man’ used to do ~ for his awesome employees who have toiled away for him, all throughout the year.

When his Chief Technical Officer Josh Parker (Jason Bateman) follows his lead, it seems that once again this year they will be ringing in lots of Christmas cheer throughout the company ~ but, whoa…wait a minute, not so fast, as Clay’s sister Carol (Jennifer Aniston) has decided his branch is about to hit the chopping block – and no money will be spent on a lame ass Christmas Party either!

With the livelihood of his employee’s now in jeopardy, Clay comes up with a way to save it all, inviting #1 client Mr. Walter Davis (Courtney B. Vance) to join them for a very good time, amidst the greatest Christmas party that Chicago has ever seen!!

With the forbidden party in full swing, and Walter having the time of his life, will mean sister Carol manage to find a way to stop all this holiday cheer, or will Clay, Josh and IT superstar Tracy Hughes (Olivia Munn) find a way to save the party, and Clay’s company branch too???

I give OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY a rating of WAIT AND CATCH THIS HOLIDAY FLICK ON DVD or NETFLIX! As much as I wanted this film to be the classic Christmas comedy that would hit my list of Holiday must see’s each and every year…this film wasn’t entertaining enough to even make it to my top 10! Even though the casting of this film is fabulous, the movie itself ended up being bah, humbug, for me, with a storyline that seemed from the start that it wanted to genuine, raunchy and cutting edge creative, but in reality, just ended up being one big ol’ hot mess! I’m not even sure I can blame my dislike of this film on Gordon or Speck, as the performances throughout from all of his actors aren’t bad, it was just that the storyline itself just kept missing its mark, again, and again, and again. I mean, If you like this superb cast, then by all means, head out the theater and please, prove me wrong on my critique, but I suggest you heed my warning this holiday season, and wait to catch OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY once it hits on DVD or Netflix!!!

Kathy Kaiser