Four Christmases (Blu-ray)
This looked like a lot of fun from the previews but didn’t quite deliver what I was hoping. Sure there are plenty of laughs, but the film tries a bit too hard and the love aspect is a bit forced. Although Vaughn and Witherspoon deliver some solid laughs, there’re not as many as I hoped for.
Considering the age I was surprised by how soft it looks. Newer films typically are sharper with more color saturation, but things are too soft and drab. Contrast levels are good and fine object detail in close-ups are acceptable, but I was expecting more. The soundtrack is solid though with plenty of ambiance and rock solid imaging in the soundstage, but given the genre, don’t expect to be blown away.
This two disc set includes a digital copy of the film for portable devices along with some funny gags, a production feature, and a look behind the scenes from HBO. BD-Live features also include interviews with the cast.
I was hoping this would be a holiday homerun but instead got a base hit. The film was fun, but just not fun enough to be a mainstay in the collection. Give it a rent.
Release Date:November 24, 2009
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