When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday.Written by
Some great actors are lost in the shuffle in a movie that doesn't really feel distinct from any other lukewarm holiday ensemble movie. Marisa Tomei and Alan Arkin, for example, are two of my favorite actors, but they really don't get much to work with in Love the Coopers. And Diane Keaton is basically just revisiting a performance that she already gave in The Family Stone ten years ago. There are some amusing moments throughout, but then again, some of the story lines area just unnecessary. And joking about elders with senility? These gags are both tired and insensitive. If you're looking for a holiday movie that doesn't feel quite so much like a clichéd studio product, I recommend going back to Christmas Story or Elf.
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