Nothing ruins Christmas like family.
A drunk uncle attempts to score with his flirtatious step-niece on Christmas Eve.
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A drunk uncle attempts to score with his flirtatious step-niece on Christmas Eve.
Brian Posehn Paget Brewster Missi Pyle Scott Adsit Beau Ballinger Melia Renee Jacob Houston Joe Nunez Annie Savage Suzanne Sumner Ferry Michael D. Reynolds Don DiPetta Rootie J. Boyd Rick Rosner Nick Greene Freddie Edo Michael Rippe Lori Jean Wilson Timothy Dance Kee Broussard Kathleen Anderson Macaulay Callard
10 Cent Beer Night: Christmas in Cleveland, 10 Cent Christmas
As dark as the coal in your stocking and as dry a Christmas turkey, it's the Brian Posehn holiday film. Shot with style of a low budget sitcom, but loaded with dick jokes, liquor, and sexting. I'm glad comedians are starting to work making fun of podcasts into their films.
Eat more pussy than ALF
2017 movie viewings, #6. So how is it that revered art-house documentary filmmaker Errol Morris ever decided to get involved with a bawdy Christmas comedy about a loutish relative acting terribly during a holiday family get-together? We may never know the answer to that question; but the result is the fascinating trainwreck Uncle Nick, picked up for distribution by Netflix because seemingly not a single other company wanted to touch it with a ten-foot pole. And indeed, after watching it, it's hard to determine even what the filmmakers were thinking when putting this together; because to be clear, it's not actually a comedy, but rather a deadly serious and really disturbing story about incest and child molestation, a premise worthy…
Christmas cums early.
The lead actor looks like an even more slovenly Louis C.K.. Hell, the producers must be glad at this point that they couldn't have afforded the real creep in 2015. Certainly Louie would have been convincing in some scenes, especially beating off in the bathroom. He'd work for peanuts now, I'm sure. Speaking of which...holiday mixed nuts and beer went down well with this ultra naughty black comedy of the not-so-cheery kind. I'm glad that a podcast features into the story because I discovered this one through Cinema Scumbags. Thanks guys, I needed this. 8.5/10
Nothing really plausible about this film.
Brian Posehn is a funny guy but a terrible actor. Not really a great role for him either. He's too likable to be this character. Doesn't matter, the guy playing his brother is awful. Beyond awful. It's just a bad movie all around.
They try to weave in a Cleveland Indians story as a framing device. It drags on horribly and really does nothing to elevate the plot. There is also a really creepy subplot going on between Posehn and the step-niece that is borderline criminal and just... um... kinda gross.
It's a disaster of a Christmas film.
And not in a good way.
Hoping to achieve the same notoriety as 2003's "Bad Santa", this holiday comedy (one of the rare general comedy films from horror imprint Dark Sky Films) doesn't quite achieve that notoriety but it is a entertaining dark Christmas comedy that provides a showcase for comic Brian Posehn, who plays the title character, a slovenly, drunken landscape business owner who visits his little brother and his family for the holidays and it's not long before all kinds of hell breaks loose. There's also a part of the plot involving the real life "10 Cent Beer" night in Cleveland where the Indians and the Rangers (both the players and the fans) went to battle. How acclaimed documentary filmmaker Errol Morris got involved in this as presenter and executive producer, I don't know. I do know that "Uncle Nick" delivers a Christmas comedy that's both sweet and really sour.
This movie gets bonus points for a telling if the infamous 10 cent beer night at Municipal Stadium that occurred during an Indians game.
Brian Posehn is a drunken slacker who visits his dysfunctional family for Christmas in Uncle Nick. It is a mean spirited, largely humourless comedy that goes as dark as it can, eschewing wit in the process.
Nick finds himself attracted to his step niece (Melia Renee) and she seems to be into him in return, for some completely unknown reason. Who doesn't want to be with their drunken, overweight, dysfunctional uncle? The characters are all unbelievable; it's hard to imagine anybody acting in the way that they do in real life. Scott Adsit is maybe the funniest as a loser who tries to work his podcast into every discussion.
The film goes for an artistic, quirky style in the vein of Wes Anderson, and it just doesn't work. It is too unlikeable and the laughs are almost non-existent, and it's all rather dull in the end.
I can’t even begin to imagine how iconic documentarian Errol Morris ended up executive-producing this lowdown familial-dysfunction-at-the-holidays comedy, but that’s not even the strangest thing happening here. Comic and character actor Posehn stars, in a turn that could do for him what 'Big Fan' did for his buddy Patton Oswalt, in what first appears to be a hard-case character comedy (something W.C. Fields might make if he were around today). But as the darkness of his character and the people around him begins to reveal itself over the course of a hard-drinking family Christmas, it takes some decidedly taboo turns, to great effect. Not all of its beats play, but the all-bets-are-off spirit of the enterprise is certainly welcome during this very safe moviegoing season.
What the fuck did I just watch!?
This was a really small movie thats self contained to a family just hanging out during Christmas with crazy shenanigans happening. This was surprisingly entertaining and competent enough to pull off just what it needs/wants to. I half guessed the weird as fuck conclusion to the already weird as fuck scenario thats presented.
A little darker comedy for a holiday flick especially one centered on family. It wraps its nice little story up neatly and provides some good laughs and literal "What the fuck!?. Id give this more of a 6.5/10 but I'll toss it an extra bump for Letterboxd.
Ignore the gut instinct that tells you this will be another mad cap comedy. Ignore the wacky posters. Ignore the feeling that this is just another "funny relative" film. Ignore all these inside voices, and watch this.
I’d have never watched, or even heard of Uncle Nick if it wasn’t for a recommendation from a friend. It seems to have flown under the radar a little despite being on Netflix. It’s certainly not your average Christmas film and shares more in common with Bad Santa rather than something like Elf. Brian Posehn plays a heavy drinking, fat guy that is spending Christmas eve at his brothers house. His brother is basically a trophy husband for a rich older lady.
Uncle Nick immediately starts making moves on his young attractive step niece and she seems more than willing to reciprocate. Uncle Nick is just great to watch as he drinks his way through the day and lets fly…
So wrong on so many levels and yet I found myself returning to it for the third holiday season in a row. It's cold and cynical and a little pervy but damn it makes me laugh and continues to remind me of why I tend to avoid other families Christmases.
what the absolute fuck did i just watch
Literally the worst movie I’ve ever seen. I wish I could wipe this from my memory.
I caught this on Amazon.
Look here, I'm not a critic. You'll get no film criticism out of this guy. No, this isn't great. Yes, it's got some flaws.
Each of the cast are great, and the writing isn't terrible so there are some great lines in this.
I honestly queued it up because Posehn's my boy, I'll follow him into the dark so to speak. Maybe not the dark of an "Uncle Nick" rewatch, but I'd catch the sequel.
Another Dollar Tree gem, and I was happy to finally check this out as I have always liked Posehn's comedy.
This is kind of a low end version of Bad Santa, where Posehn likes to drink, but I never felt he went too over the top with it. He attends Christmas dinner at his brother's house to join their family, as well as his sister and her husband.
Everyone makes for a great character here in their own way, and everyone gets sometime to shine. I really loved Pyle as the sister character and Renee as the daughter character as well, who Posehn is trying to hook up with at this dinner. She's quite gorgeous and provides the skin of…
A black comedy set at a dysfunctional family's Christmas dinner is a chestnut that's not too old to roast by an open fire, and this cast has got enough ringers to make it sound interesting.
Aside from a structural issue that insists upon comparing the events of the evening to the innings of a disastrous baseball game, the major hurdle here is how it starts mining the characters' backstories for pathos – and we've got plenty enough sketchy shit going on in the actual here-and-now story. And later on it goes real sketchy.
I liked this whole cast and Brian Posehn as a leading man is a hell of a gamble that I am 100% on board for, but the sketch needed to be backed up with bigger laughs.
I’m a big Brian Poehsen fan, so this was right up my ally. This was a Dollar Tree pick up about a Schlub invited to Christmas dinner with his gold digging brother’s family. Uncle Nick has plans to hit on his step-niece but nothing goes according to plan. This is low brow comedy in the vein of Bad Santa. It’s not high art, but if you’re a fan of Poehsen’s stand up comedy than it’s probably up your ally.
Brian Posehn is a dead ringer for Louis C.K. in this off-the-wall/takes chances movie, which I give it credit for. Being from Cleveland, this has very specific references that makes me think someone here is actually from the Cleveland area. Movie captures the dread of family get togethers. End of movie actually has a heart. (own it)
Glad to see someone finally took a risk and gave Brian Posehn top billing. I fully support this.
Dark comedy with dry as fuck humor and ultra skeevy situations makes for one messed up Christmas film. You know what? Brian Posehn doesn't get nearly enough props as he deserves as an actor. That's a shame
worst movie i’ve ever seen but i’m giving one star instead of 1/2 because god is a woman and her name is paget brewster
Every character is morally repugnant and unlikable. I find myself rooting against the main character, even when he does right in the end. I can appreciate a good anti-hero story, especially around the holidays, but for now I'm sticking with Bad Santa.
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