Would you like another ensemble holiday film? No? Well, too freaking bad. Ensemble comedies are Hollywood’s version of socks for Christmas. No one really wants or needs them, but somehow they always end up on your feet.
Paramount Pictures will be providing the socks this year with the comedy Office Christmas Party. The first trailer was released today, and it honestly looks like the script just said, “Let’s hire a bunch of big stars, place them inside a huge office building and let them destroy sh-t for two hours. Also, throw in an animal using the restroom because that’s always funny.”
It makes me sad that I already hate this film because it has some talented people in it. T.J. Miller, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Kate McKinnon, etc. But still, we all know stuffing a movie with talent doesn’t always work. It’s like putting pizza, ice cream, grilled cheese, peanut butter & jelly and beer inside one pot. All those items work on their own, but things take a nasty turn when one side of your mouth is breaking down a slice of Swiss cheese while the other side bites down on some crunchy peanut butter.
Of course, I might just be in a bad mood right now. This film could be great. It’ll hit theaters December 9th. You can check out the synopsis and trailer below. Don’t let me ruin the party.
In OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY, when the CEO tries to close her hard-partying brother’s branch, he and his Chief Technical Officer 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.