In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. But when taking on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds winning may come at too high a price.
When the CEO (Jennifer Aniston) tries to close her hard-partying brother's branch, he (T.J. Miller) and his Chief Technical Officer (Jason Bateman) must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.
NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls was cast in the movie due to his close relationship with actor Mark Wahlberg, who thought Butler would be a nice choice given that the setting of the film is Chicago. See more »
There is a great deal of noise and destruction coming from the party, including the scene where an object is thrown out of the window and lands near Carol VanStone. In a city as large as Chicago, there is zero chance the police would not have been called. See more »
Office Christmas Party is yet another one of those raunchy comedies we get every year where they get a stacked cast and deliver an average experience with the same gags we see over and over again. While that sounds like a groan fest, this one had a couple of moments to save it from being complete trash.
Good: The cast is stacked from Jennifer Aniston down to Rob Corddry. They elevate a stagnant script with some good line delivery and ad libbing. They looked like they were having a good fun therefore some of it rubbed off on me.
Bad: It was a very basic comedy. The ones that we see every year. The setup for a party and everything gets out of hand. We've seen it all before and they run through all the setups and turns we come to expect in these movies. Every actor plays up their "type" that we have seen do in other movies and the result is uneven at best.
Overall, I wouldn't call this movie terrible, but it was just mediocre. Average setup with some laughs, but a waste of a talented cast.
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