Four Christmases parents guide

Four Christmases

Overall C-

Kate and Brad (Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn) are willing to tell any sort of lie to get out of spending the holidays with their families. But when their excuses fail, the couple is forced to at least put in an appearance at each of their parents' homes. And thanks to a past history of divorce, that means attending Four Christmases.

Release date November 25, 2008

Violence B-
Sexual Content C+
Profanity C
Substance Use C+

Why is Four Christmases rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Four Christmases PG-13 for some sexual humor and language.

Run Time: 82 minutes

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Four Christmases
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Why is Four Christmases rated PG-13? Four Christmases is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some sexual humor and language.

Don’t let the word “Christmas” in the title lead you to believe this is a film Christians or any other group will find particularly inspiring. Arguing and domestic squabbles occur frequently, as do moments of sexual innuendo and open discussions regarding breastfeeding and pregnancy. An unmarried couple is seen in the initial stages of sex in a public restroom. While two men are wrestling, one makes sexual movements with his legs. A woman talks about pleasuring her husband. Another woman speaks of sleeping with members of a sports team and her husband’s experimenting with men. Discussions occur about a woman having a lesbian friend. Moderate and mild profanities are heard, including scatological terms and terms of deity. During a Christmas Nativity, a character playing Joseph insults Mary, declaring her an unfit mother—his remarks are met with approval from the audience. A woman deals with feelings of inadequacy because she was an obese child—her family continues to tease her about being “fat.” A woman talks about sneaking cigarettes while pregnant, and another character implies there are drugs in her “special brownies.” Social drinking is depicted. Slapstick violence includes a man falling from a roof while installing a satellite dish.

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Four Christmases
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Coarse Language
Alberta PG Language May Offend. Crude Content.
Manitoba PG Not recommended For Young Children, Mature Theme.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Young Children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Four Christmases is directed by and stars Reese Witherspoon, Vince Vaughn.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Four Christmases movie is November 24, 2009. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Four Christmases

Release Date: 24 November 2009

Four Christmases on DVD includes both the widescreen and full-screen presentations of the movie. Audio tracks are in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English).

Four Christmases on Blu-ray comes with a bonus Digital Copy of the movie. Audi tracks are available in Dolby TrueHD 5.1 (English ) and Dolby Digital 5.1 (English), with subtitles in Spanish and French. Extra material includes:

- Featuettes: Behind The Story and Four Christmases: Holiday Moments

- Seven Layer Holiday Meals In a Flash

- HBO First Look: Four Christmases: Behind The Madness

- Gag Reel

- Deleted Scenes

- BD Live Media Center: Four Christmases: Favorite Christmas Memories and Paula Deen and Katy Mixon Unleashed (Outtakes).

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