Hello, fellow moviegoers!
Office Christmas Party is directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck, and it stars TJ Miller, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, and Olivia Munn. When their branch of a company is set to be closed, a group of employees throws a massive Christmas party to try and win over a new client that could save their jobs. Things start getting out of hand during the party, and they have to try and solve a variety of issues that arise throughout the night.
Office Christmas Party isn’t necessarily the perfect Christmas movie you’re looking for this time of year, but it’s a decent Christmas comedy that you won’t regret seeing.
It’s important to note that this isn’t a bad movie, it’s just not a very good one either. Office Christmas Party walks the line between being good and bad. This film is mediocre, which is arguably worse than being a bad film. Bad films you can actually have some fun with, but films like Office Christmas Party you forget about within a couple of days.
This movie does have some really funny moments, but they are too infrequent to make a difference. The best part of the film by far is TJ Miller. He brought a much-needed sense of energy to this film, and he provided all of the funniest scenes in the film. Anytime he was on screen the film became significantly more entertaining.
There are a few subplot lines in this film and none of them worked very well. Specifically, one of them is a forced romance between two of the main characters. It doesn’t really make sense, and they don’t give it enough time to fully develop. It feels extremely forced into the film, and overall it didn’t have any effect whatsoever.
This film is aiming for the same audience as Seth Rogen’s The Night Before last year. This is not the type of film that the whole family goes to Christmas morning. Office Christmas Party is meant to be seen by a group of friends who are just looking for a good time at the movies. However, this film is not the good time they were looking for. It's not a waste of your two hours, but there are better things to do.
Overall, Office Christmas Party was a decent movie. It had some really funny moments, both those are few-and-far-between. TJ Miller gave the best performance in the film, however, the film as a whole failed to be good. It’s the type of film that you watch once and then never think about again. I would only recommend Office Christmas Party if you’re extremely bored this holiday season.
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