I always thought of Robin Williams more as such a good actor that he could do comedy than as a comedian, and I’m really hoping he can go out on a performance as good as Insomnia or World’s Greatest Dad or One-Hour Photo. And I’ll admit, seeing the Entertainment Tonight logo play before this trailer for A Merry Friggin Christmas hurt me a little on the inside. And movies with “Christmas” in the title have about as bad a track record as movies with record scratches in the trailer, which this also has.
That said, it has a pretty solid cast, with Williams, Joel McHale, Clark Duke, Candice Bergen, and Eric Wareheim.
An American comedy starring Joel McHale, Lauren Graham and the late Robin Williams. Boyd Mitchler (McHale) and his family are forced to spend a dreaded Christmas at his parents’ house with his eccentric father whom he has been avoiding for years. When he realizes that he left his son’s gifts at home, Boyd and his father must hit the road in a blizzard to retrieve the gifts before sunrise to save Christmas.
It opens November 7th, and I’m hoping it doesn’t pull a Raul Julia on Robin Williams. But even if it does, the silver lining is that most sh*tty movies are easily forgotten.
[hat tip: FilmStage]