Famous playwright David E. Talbert’s new Holiday themed movie with an ensemble cast hits the big screen this weekend. Lots of laughs with almost as many scenes with profanity (if you’re taking children). Will Packer is a producer on the movie and we know his projects usually fare well. This is probably not a classic Christmas movie but it’s worth checking out; I may see it again.
4 stars out of 5
PG-13 | 1h 52min | Comedy, Drama | 11 November 2016
Here’s a pretty good ensemble cast in a storyline that’s pretty predictable. Of course, Forest Whitaker gives a great performance of a sick yet deranged man who needs to take his meds (he usually does very well playing these types of roles). He’s on a journey to get closure from a situation that haunts him. Mike Epps takes on another serious role that doesn’t go over too well. Anthony Mackie holds his own as usual. If there was better editing the movie wouldn’t have been so predictable and would have been better. There are a few hard to watch torture scenes; withcraft type scenes as well that reminded me of ‘Beloved’. Based on the film “The Gypsy and the Gury”.
2.5 stars out of 5
R 90 min – Horror | Thriller