Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.
Drew Latham is an executive leading an empty, shallow life with only wealth on his side. Facing another lonely Christmas ahead, Drew wants to revisit his old childhood home and possibly relive some old holiday memories. But when he arrives, he finds that the house in which he was raised is no longer the home in which he grew up. Inhabited by another family, Drew offers a nice financial reward that has the family ringing. But is Drew's generous cash offer only the beginning of an annoying visitor who's a little too overeager to celebrate Christmas?
It was never quite clear if Affleck's character was meant to be mentally challenged.
This movie was released at the wrong time, back when Affleck was having his career on the down (fuck you Jennifer Lopez), and automatically it was panned. But watch it, its actually hilarious.
Full of one liners and slapstick comedy of Christmas Vacation similarities, Surviving Christmas is always one of my favourite Christmas movies. Affleck is brilliant as Drew Latham, an eccentric millionaire who rents a family for Christmas. Remember, this movie was done mostly on improv and its hilarious. How can this not be loved more?
Surprising cameo from Jen Morrison also made me smile. I couldn't remember her in this at all.
Easily passed on, but it shouldn't be ignored. Great fun viewing.
I have sat through many bad films in my day and after a long period of really nothing extremely terrible, "Surviving Christmas" came out on top as the worst films in a while. The plot is something interesting but doesn't work as a whole, Ben Affleck is really unlikable in this and really annoying and the film is really unrealistic and very unfunny through every act. It would probably make more sense to watch this in the December and not in September but either way, I don't really ever see myself ever liking this thing in any time of the year and it's really the definition of junk.
A good cast. A very bad movie. I used to think this movie was really funny but I realized the things I thought were so funny about it weren't supposed to be.
"We are going to risk permanent paralysis or die trying."
Some funny parts, but the story is rushed and not very cohesive for character development and action. The premise was something that could of been hilarious and endearing had it been executed with more time and thought.
In order to fully challenge my acceptable of Christmas this year I went with this Ben Affleck 'douchebag era' film from ten years ago. Affleck is so insufferable in this film, it makes everything negative ever said about him seem completely true.
But then James Gandolfini just strolls in, looking surly as fuck, and steals the whole entire film. He provides laughs, heart and the kind of talent that Ben Affleck wishes he possessed but doesn't. Luckily Affleck has found his role in Hollywood as a talented director and actor in Serious Films. That's probably for the best as he was dire in this. Gandolfini though, watch it for him.
I watch this like every year during holiday season with my family, and every year it gets a little less funny.
Seemed like a good idea to watch this...on Easter.
Boy did Ben Affleck have some real stinkers as an actor before turning more to directing. I walked out of this one. I can survive Christmas on my own without watching this piece of shit.
How did a film like this manage to get two good actors in it? Because they were acting in this. Apparently.
Christmas is never perfect (at least with my family..).
I think it was fun.
Standard early 2000's lower budget comedy with a christmas edge. Extremely predictable, characters are cardboard cutouts that act illogical, hamfisted feel good ending ala Sandler
I don't know what I was expecting, schlock.
This one is okay if you're running out of other Christmas movies to watch.
the shit i watch for ben affleck....
I love love Christmas and Christmas movies!!
Movies set at, around or a scene at Christmas.