Two hard-partying brothers place an online ad to find the perfect dates for their sister's Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves out-hustled by an uncontrollable duo.
A rookie officer is teamed with a hardened pro at the California Highway Patrol, though the newbie soon learns his partner is really an undercover Fed investigating a heist that may involve some crooked cops.
When the CEO (Jennifer Aniston) tries to close her hard-partying brother's branch, he (T.J. Miller) and his Chief Technical Officer (Jason Bateman) must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.
In the airport scene, Jennifer Aniston can be seen carrying the book "the Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins. Coincidentally, her husband Justin Theroux was in the film version of the same book. See more »
They mentioned a "Rite Aid" drugstore close by. There are currently no Rite Aid drug stores in Chicago. See more »
[after getting into an argument with Jeremy]
I know why you took a medical leave.
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The first part of the closing credits features stills, outtakes, and alternative lines. See more »
Do What It Do
Written by Benjamin Scott Bottrell, Jonathan Monico Tuano and Maco Mattox
Performed by Maco Mattox (as OG Maco) featuring TWRK
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
Let me start by saying, this is the first one star review I have provided on this site. But here we have a truly deserving first recipient in what is a cynical, tedious, lazy cash-grab (yes, apparently it made money...) of a film which has absolutely nothing to say.
And some (including I) might say that films do not always need necessarily to have a deeper underlying meaning, message or theme; sometimes a completely brainless, crude and/or silly movie is needed after all. But here we see the culmination of years' worth of horrific ensemble pieces targeted around key marketing periods (Valentines Day, New Years Eve etc.) which are widely dismissed as simply the dross that they are, becoming the norm. Worse so however, now we are at the apex of awfulness due to our indifference towards such self-egrandising back-slappery from increasingly C-list (an irrelevant but funny aside is that autocorrect somewhat aptly converts "C-List" to "Colostomy") actors and actresses who very visibly flaunt the fact that they are there simply for the money. In this film it is practically shovelled down our throats as an audience; with one character visiting several ATMs after seeing a situation get increasingly out of hand (very meta under these circumstances) and another who insists on strapping all of his - substantial - available wealth to his body. The real shame with Office Christmas Party though is just how detrimental it is to the reputation's of some incredibly talented actors who are inexplicably embarrassed here: Courtney B. Vance, Kate McKinnon and Jason Bateman being the real glaring aberrations, who we can only hope now return to projects which provide more spiritual and artistic nourishment. My only reservation with a one star review here was that it may incite "hate watching" (where a film is so bad you just have to see it) but unfortunately this is such a poor, tepid affair that even that would be a massive disappointment.
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