Monday, September 7, 2015

Griswolds, Waltons, Bradys... Will We Also "Love the Coopers"?

There's a new Christmas movie hitting theaters this holiday season titled "Love the Coopers". Now, I haven't seen any rating come out for this movie, yet, so please know I have no idea (at this time) where it will stand in that regard, but I have watched the trailer (included below!), and so far, it looks like a standard funny Christmas comedy.

Love the Coopers has an all-star cast: John Goodman, Diane Keaton, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, Ed Helms, Jake Lacy, Anthony Mackie, Amanda Seyfried, June Squibb, and Marisa Tomei.

Storyline via CBS films: "LOVE THE COOPERS follows the Cooper clan as four generations of extended family come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration.  As the evening unfolds, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday."


Judging only from the trailer and images I 've seen... it reminds me of... National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, when Clark wants the family to all be together and have THE Perfect Christmas... or a reunion show of The Waltons, when the family has large gatherings and Jason grabs his guitar, and especially the reunion movie... A Very Brady Christmas, when it's the parents goal to get everyone home for Christmas, and when they do... it's mayhem as everyone has their own personal issues and dramas, they think they are escaping, but instead they bring them home with them.

Here's a Trailer of the movie - Love the Coopers:

To me, it certainly looks like a mix of the Christmas movies I mentioned above, plus they've thrown in a little of the Hallmark movie "Holiday Engagement" with the daughter bringing home a pretend boyfriend for Christmas!

I have heard others compare it to the movie The Family Stone, which is not a family film, and is rated PG-13. So, we will see on this one.

The release date for this film in theaters is November 13th.

Depending on rating, does this look like a movie you would go see at the theater this Christmas Season? Do you think it could possibly be family-friendly? I have a feeling it will be a lot less Waltons, and a lot more Griswold.


  1. This looks very cute to me, but I can almost guarantee it will be rated at least PG-13.

  2. They shot on location in Pittsburgh this past Spring ...

  3. I agree, it looks like a fun movie, but probably PG-13. Although one can hope only PG. :)

  4. Honestly, if the movie is put together well and funny, I don't really care if it's PG-13 or not. Who wants to watch a family movie if it's bad? (And I'm not giving titles but they're out there). Just because a movie is rated G doesn't mean it will be good, but this looks cute. So, yes, I'll go see it.

  5. Oooh, la,la....looks like some heavy duty, funny, headliners,,,,so....let's see what the rating will be. Hopefully something like "One Christmas Eve" w/Anne Heche.

  6. It's from the producers of The Family Stone. And Diane Keaton is again playing the Mother. I'm just not sure I'd spend the money to go to a theater to see it.


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