Love the Coopers

Love the Coopers ★★

Contains all the right ingredients, but its measurements are totally skewed. Its heart is in the right place, but doesn't know when to let an emotional moment stay rightly emotional and when a funny moment becomes unfunny (something that happens far too often in this movie).

They don't even feel like a real family. Just a bunch of celebrities that got this script and only read their character's lines and thought 'oh this is some pretty good dialogue, this looks good' but failed to consider if the whole film would work on a whole...?
It doesn't, unfortunately. Because the individual stories are just plainly uninteresting, ultimately.

There's the occasional moment of great dialogue, delivered by a handful of great performances (as well as a handful of bad), some standouts being Olivia Wilde and Alan Arkin, but Love the Coopers ends up another Christmas disappointment, while certainly not completely unredeemable.

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