Happy Christmas (2014) - Comedy, Drama

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After a break up, Jenny moves in with writer Kelly, her filmmaker husband, and their child. Despite a rocky start, Jenny's influence helps Kelly realize that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness.

IMDB: 5.4
Director: Joe Swanberg
Stars: Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey
Length: 82 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 14 out of 49 found boring (28.57%)

One-line Reviews (34)

Maybe it got better but by 10 minutes in, I was bored and could barely make it 30 before turning it off.

She is coming to stay for a while because she just broke up with somebody and now she's bored too.

It's about as entertaining as watching a real family fight going on if you are just a spectator.

This film is a Jungian metaphor for the banality of human existence, and our constant need to redefine our social roles in the world to justify our nature.

Otherwise the scenes are stiff and slow with a lot of awkward pauses from the dull and banal conversation topics.

Just to be pretentious.

Happy Christmas is a narrative nonevent of a film that will be contemptibly boring to some and realistically introspective to others.

Otherwise its boring and doesnt deserve the 4 stars I gave it.

It was just pointless .

Kendra's love interest is boring.

I don't necessarily dislike this kind of movie, because life itself can be boring and pointless, but when you do that, at least try to create strong characters, thrilling and interesting dialogues.

This is a film I would like to forget, a complete waste of time.

It was that boring.

It was a pointless drama I kept waiting for the epiphany and it never came.

Mundane and boring for most non-indie fans .

, Melanie Lynsky plays Kelly, a bored novelist who hasn't written much lately, and she is married to Jeff played by Joe Swanberg.

Melanie Lynskey, the reliable actress who continues to one of Hollywood's best kept secrets for over twenty years, is completely compelling as Kelly.

From time to time we need a pointless slow pace movie about the recklessness of life and art, but here these things come from poor directing, lack of inspiration, dull camera work and bad acting.

This movie is the most boring movie I have ever seen.

CriticismBut, as a whole, this movie keeps things relatively low key which makes the film really boring.

Her Jenny feels edgy and risky like driving on the edge of cliff.

You can tell there is a lot of improv in this film because NOBODY could actually sit there and write scenes as dull as this.

The acting is boring and awkward.

The elements that give it tension are sort of dull.

Leading to the question if this film is another one of those under the radar films worth watching?

Dull, depressing and pointless.

There is no script.

Don't waste your time.

Then, on top of the characters being dull, the story itself doesn't invigorate things.

the entire movie..might get weird after 10 min or so but it will be more entertaining.

" Totally horrible dialogue in a boring movie.

I have no real comment or critique on the actors, writing or anything else apart from the experience that it left a very bland taste on my movie loving pallet.

I was psyched to see Anna Kendrick in a christmas themed movie but this was a poorly written movie, with no plot.

They should have done more to keep the viewers attention but it was just so dull.