Fuzzy and funny
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
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