Happy Christmas, 2014

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas
Directed by Joe Swanberg
2014

“Happy Christmas” feels like a very economic film that relied a lot on its actors and the the story to elevate the material.  Technical wise, the film feels lacking.  How it was shot, mainly.  However what it lacked in technical aspects was made up for by the greatness of the ensemble.  It was really a treat to watch Melanie Lynskey finally being given the chance to show that she is a great actress.  Methinks that she is underrated.  The rest of the cast gave good performances as well, but it was really Lynskey that you fall in love with.  The story was typical Swanberg film where it feels a bit aimless but the end product feels rewarding.  B-

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