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Love the Coopers (Christmas with the Coopers)

Published in L
Thursday, 26 November 2015 00:22
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Some comfort, some joy.

  • Starring

    Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried, Alan Arkin, Marisa Tomei, Olivia Wilde, Jake Lacy, Marisa Tomei, Alex Borstein, Timothée Chalamet, Maxwell Simkins, Blake Baumgartner, June Squibb, Anthony Mackie, Steve Martin (voice)

  • Directed by

    Jessie Nelson

  • Running time

    107 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)


    People are handcuffed, arrested, punched, dacked, thrown against a wall, hit with objects, pushed, ridiculed, knocked over. Stealing, objects knocked over. Arguing, yelling, screaming. People appear to turn into ice then shatter apart; a boy's head appears to explode. Dissecting rats mentioned. Blood/gore: Collapsed man, patient in hospital bed, IV drip, bruising, scar on wrist. Stroke mentioned.


    Kissing, tongue-licking, ogling, undressing, infidelity. Cleavage, shop mannequins in lingerie, man in underwear, skimpy clothing. A little girl lifts up her dress to reveal her underwear. Reaching orgasm, sex life, homosexuality, sleeping with a married man, BJ (blow job), woman pouncing on man at a party/unexpected pregnancy mentioned.


    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, cocktails, shots, champagne). Woman passed out drunk. Bar setting. Photograph of teen with (assumed) joint. Getting stoned, caught holding a bong, being a smoker/alcoholic mentioned.


    S-words. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Religious references and exclamations.


    Christmas, family, memories, marriage, separation, job interviews, classic movies, unlikely friendships, relationships, counselling, second chances, forgiveness, grief, death of a child, sisters, mall Santas.


    Deceased mother/wife, sister/daughter, engagement mentioned. A deceased toddler is seen in flashback. Hospital, bar, airport settings. Dogs. Vomiting, spitting, underarm sweat, bad smells, snort laughter. A child has a bathroom accident (implied). Hitch-hiking. Power blackout. Roast turkey seen. People dressed in penguin suits. Also released as Christmas with the Coopers.


    Moving, starry, amusing, sweet, sincere. Impressive cast, standout performance by Olivia Wilde, some of the storylines have charm, throwback soundtrack, sleek lensing.


    Depressing, formulaic, soppy, frustrating, tangled, fabricated, contrived, tasteless, tedious, numbing, slushy, overstuffed, over-narrated, jumbled. Annoying jokes/tropes, often unfunny/hackneyed humour, distracting camerawork, unnecessary flourishes, wasted cast, cringeing dialogue, smeary direction.