Sunday, December 11, 2016

Office Christmas Party

Directors Josh Gordon’s and Will Speck’s Office Christmas Party is, sporadically, quite funny, but the script by Writers Justin Malen, Lauren Solon and Dan Mazer from a story by Jon Lucas shows that too many fingers in the same pie too often makes a mess.
Actors Jason Bateman, Kate McKinnon, TJ Miller and Olivia Munn, each have their moments, along with Jillian Bell, Rob Corddry, Vanessa Bayer and Karan Soni, but Jennifer Aniston’s negative character is played with too much…well, negativity… and keeps bringing down the fun.
The party is chaotic, but the script’s up and downs make it even moreso.  Also, the casting of Courtney Vance as the prospective client doesn’t work and that is another downer.

Though there are moments of fun and laughter, I can only give Office Christmas Party a 3.8 out of 5.

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