Love The Coopers from CBS Films, a new comedy opening in theaters nationwide today, is the perfect movie to see together as a family to get into the holiday mood as it appeals to kids, parents and grandparents alike. The story revolves around all the family drama as four generations of the Cooper clan gather for their annual Christmas Eve celebration. Things aren't as wonderful as they seem: Welcome to the dysfunctional family life so many of us can relate to.
After an opening montage of holiday scenes to get the audience into the spirit of the season, the story begins to unfold as we are introduced to a patchwork of characters. Some we meet for the first time as a couple like family matriarch and patriarch Charlotte and Sam, played by Keaton and Goodman. Other colorful, seemingly random characters are introduced as individual kids and adults start popping up in the storyline. Almost all the way to closing credits, the audience is left trying to figure out who is related to whom and why they are all behaving the way they are.
Rated PG-13, the film stars big names grownups will recognize like Alan Arkin, Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Marisa Tomei and others, while the great Steve Martin narrates. Meanwhile the younger set will recognize young actors like Amanda Seyfried (Pan, Red Riding Hood), Olivia Wilde (House M.D.), Molly Gordon (The Animal Kingdom), and Timothee Chalamet (Interstellar).
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Here's a sneak peak at the holiday hilarity...
As Christmas Eve day and evening unfold, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events will have you laughing and waiting for the next scene. Then things get really crazy, which ironically leads the Coopers to the unexpected rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday. The lesson learned: You can't regift family. I can almost guarantee you that you won't discover who the story's real protagonist is until the end of the movie. But when you do figure it out, it will make you smile.
Love the Coopers
Directed by: Jessie Nelson
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