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Office Christmas Party (2016)

R | | Comedy | 9 December 2016 (USA)
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When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand...

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Cast

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Josh Parker
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Tracey Hughes
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Clay Vanstone
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Mary
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Walter Davis
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Trina
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Jeremy
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Allison
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Fred
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Joel
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Nate
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Meghan
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Savannah
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Carla
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Storyline

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.

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Party like your job depends on it

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Comedy

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Rated R for crude sexual content and language throughout, drug use and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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9 December 2016 (USA)  »

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Untitled Office Holiday Party Project  »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,500,000 (USA) (9 December 2016)

Gross:

$54,065,262 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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Trivia

At the conclusion of filming in Atlanta, furniture and props from the set were donated to the Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta, a charity that gives away free furniture to people moving into stable housing from homelessness and domestic violence. See more »

Goofs

When Jason Bateman gets off the train at the beginning, people are waiting to & get onto it. The train's destination sign in the window of the train says "Not in Service". The CTA would not let passengers get onto an El that's "Not in Service" . See more »

Quotes

Carol Vanstone: All right, if by some miracle you can close Walter Davis and his 14 million dollar account, your jobs are safe.
Clay Vanstone: Done! And you're going to look so stupid!
Carol Vanstone: [Begins walking out of the door] Then we'll finally have something in common!
Clay Vanstone: [the door shuts] Goddammit, she's so mean!
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The first part of the closing credits features stills, outtakes, and alternative lines. See more »

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References The Fast and the Furious (2001) See more »

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Kiss This
Written by Joshua Michael Wilkinson, Richard James Parkhouse, George Henry Tizzard, Adam Slack and Luke Spiller
Performed by The Struts
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license for Universal Music Enterprises
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Hollywood Continues its Recent Pattern of Bad Comedies
11 December 2016 | by (Philadelphia, PA United States) – See all my reviews

The studios have been in a recent pattern of putting out some really disappointing "comedies," "Hail, Caesar" and "Masterminds" spring to mind first, and you can add "Office Christmas Party" to the list.

Potentially a great cast, an "R" rating which means they don't have to restrain the writing, and..............DUD. Especially with an "R" rating, I fully expect to have more than a few burst-out-laughing moments, that's not the case with this one.

A Human Resources person who runs around spouting company policies? Yeah, surprise....we never saw anything like that before. Really, ummm, funny. The odd thing was, when there was something that was genuinely funny, the audience we were with seemed afraid to laugh. When one character curses out a child at the airport, instead of laughing (because it's supposed to be a COMEDY, folks!), they were horrified. Oh well.

There's a few chuckles but mostly low-key humor dominating this film and that's all I got out of it. You'd be better off waiting for it to come to cable.


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