#AlmostChristmas – Review

Almost Christmas – Budget of $17 million – 1 hour and 51 minutes

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Almost Christmas
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Ten months ago, Walter Meyers lost his wife of 30+ years. Now, 5 days before Christmas, the Meyers family is getting back together to celebrate the holidays. Walter, the patriarch of the family, is a retired mechanic and auto body shop owner. He misses his wife and is reminded of her presence in every part of their home. Christian Meyers, the eldest son, married father of 2, is running for congress. He has vowed to not let his campaign interfere with family time. His campaign manager, Brooks, has other ideas. Dr. Cheryl Meyers, DDS, eldest daughter, is married, but annoyed her husband, Lonnie, hangs onto his basketball past. Rachel Meyers, youngest daughter, divorced mother of 1, is changing careers again. She refuses help from anyone and constantly fights with her older sister. Evan Meyers, college student hoping to turn pro, has been given the green light to stop taking pills and get back on the field. But the passing on his mom is bring more pain than he can bare. Aunt May, Walter’s sister in law, is doing all that she can to keep the family together and fill a hole caused by her sister’s passing. With Rachel and Cheryl always at odds, Evan trying to ignore is emotional pain, and Christian’s bad political decisions, it’s hard to believe this family will make it to Christmas together.

Although this will not be a Christmas classic, it is definitely better than Love the Coopers. There are lots of laughs with the help of Mo’Nique and a great assemble cast. Now, the script is 100% predictable, but the love of family shines through. The Meyers are your family. Even though they fight and bicker, they are family through and through. This is a great film to see in theaters but keep young children at home. The language is a little raunchy for a holiday movie.

I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars

Change the locks – Walter

Who wasn’t raised by a black woman. I know I was – Brooks

This girl – Malachi

I’ll go get grandma – Cheryl

You ungrateful bastards – Aunt May

Do you want to be on the team or own the team – Cameron

Wait, you have a boyfriend – Rachel

It was an accident – Evan

Mom, focus – Niya

I can’t do this – Christian

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