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Happy Christmas (2014)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 26 June 2014 (USA)
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After a break up, Jenny moves in with writer Kelly, her filmmaker husband, and their child. Despite a rocky start, Jenny's influence helps Kelly realize that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness.

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Joe Swanberg

Writer:

Joe Swanberg (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Kendrick ... Jenny
Melanie Lynskey ... Kelly
Mark Webber ... Kevin
Lena Dunham ... Carson
Joe Swanberg ... Jeff
Jude Swanberg Jude Swanberg ... Jude
Chris Swanson ... Music Supervisor
Eldar Kim Eldar Kim ... Cab Driver
Megan Mercier ... Party Host
Chris Renton Chris Renton ... Party Makeout Guy
Kris Rey ... Landlord (as Kris Swanberg)
Jessica Angelos Jessica Angelos ... Party Guest
Mike Brune Mike Brune ... Party Guest
Harry Burton Harry Burton ... Party Guest
Tony Castro Tony Castro ... Party Guest
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Storyline

Irresponsible 20-something Jenny arrives in Chicago to live with her older brother Jeff, a young film-maker living a happy existence with his novelist wife Kelly and their two-year-old son. Jenny's arrival shakes up their quiet domesticity as she and her friend Carson instigate an evolution in Kelly's life and career. Meanwhile, Jenny strikes up a rocky relationship with the family's baby sitter-cum-pot dealer. Written by Production

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Family is the gift that keeps on taking.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, drug use and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boldog karácsony See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,523, 27 July 2014

Gross USA:

$30,312

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,312
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Joe Swanberg also directed 'Drinking Buddies', and 'Digging For Fire' which also starred Anna Kendrick. All tree films were entirely improvised. There was no script, and the only things the actors and the crew had was a vague outline of the plot and the order in which certain events would take place. See more »

Quotes

Carson: I think you're so pretty. It's like you're *a lot* prettier than you feel like you are.
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Soundtracks

Drive You Crazy
Written by Jennifer Wasner and Jonathan Ehrens
Performed by Dungeonesse
Courtesy of Secretly Canadian
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Not What you expect
2 July 2019 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

Review Date 7/2/2019

I have Reviewed OVER 500 "Christmas Films and Television 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. I am on a mission to watch every Christmas Movie ever made. Since 2014 I average 100 a year.

This film a young lady moves into her brothers basement so she can "Get it together". She is party girl but not someone with abuse. Once she arrives at her brothers house she kind of inspires her brother and sister in law in all such a way to live their lives "Happier".

Not a great movie. The fims reminds me of the art films of John John Cassavetes, Jim Jarmush & Henry Jaglom


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