Love the Coopers

Love the Coopers

Love the Coopers

Feel-good Christmas comedy-drama centered around the dysfunctional Cooper family. The all-star brood includes Amanda Seyfriend, John Goodman, Diane Keaton, Alan Arkin, Ed Helms, Olivia Wilde and Marisa Tomei.

Four generations of the Coopers come together for their annual holiday celebration. This year, unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn their season upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds. From the writer of P.S. I Love You and the director of I Am Sam.

2015Rating: PG, Mild themes, sexual references and coarse language107 minsUSA
ComedyDrama

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Love the Coopers / Reviews

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

Despite the impressive cast, this is a thoroughly contrived and trite festive film. It could easily be swapped with any other that follows a group of well-off white Americans who overcome their various troubles and differences to have a nice Christmas together.

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Variety

Variety

Lurches awkwardly between gloominess and giddiness, never hitting the boisterously bittersweet groove it seeks.

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Time Out

Time Out

The result is like stuffing yourself with Christmas pudding: sweet, glutinous, a bit too much.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

One of the most jumbled, tonally misguided holiday movies in recent memory.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Amid all this holiday melancholia, Wilde bursts into the film with an intensity that feels held over from another, better movie.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Hackneyed humor and warmed-over life lessons are strewn like so much overused tinsel.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A Christmas comedy of numbing tedium and tackiness.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Even with such a talented ensemble, Love The Coopers' convoluted narrative and overreliance on Christmas clichés keeps it from sparking any real holiday magic.

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