Fuzzy and funny

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Al­most Christ­mas Di­rec­tor: David E Tal­bert Star­ring: Gabrielle Union, Kim­berly Elise, Danny Glover

The hol­i­days are all about fam­i­lies com­ing to­gether and bond­ing af­ter a long year – or not. At the very least one should be able to have a good laugh. And that’s what this charm­ing hol­i­day com­edy of­fers in spades.

Writer-di­rec­tor David E Tal­bert has cre­ated a fam­ily that we can re­late to. The Mey­ers are just like us – flawed. Rachel (Gabrielle Union) is a sin­gle mom who as­pires to be a lawyer, but is stuck in her job as a wait­ress. She looks down on her older sis­ter, Ch­eryl (Kim­berly Elise), who works as a den­tist and is at war with her un­faith­ful exath­lete hus­band. Their con­flicts col­lide around the Christ­mas ta­ble.

Al­most Christ­mas is funny and sad, and a bit mind­less, but will leave you feel­ing fuzzy in­side, aware of the im­por­tance of fam­ily. Pack away your cyn­i­cism, get the fam­ily to­gether and head to a cin­ema near you this hol­i­day. – Phuti Mathobela

JB Smoove and Keri Hil­son

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