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Love the Coopers (2015)

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The intertwined stories of four generations of Coopers unfold right before the annual family reunion on Christmas Eve. Can they survive the most beautiful time of the year?

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Jessie Nelson

Writer:

Steven Rogers (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Martin ... Rags (voice)
Diane Keaton ... Charlotte
John Goodman ... Sam
Ed Helms ... Hank
Alex Borstein ... Angie
Timothée Chalamet ... Charlie
Maxwell Simkins ... Bo
Blake Baumgartner ... Madison
Amanda Seyfried ... Ruby
Alan Arkin ... Bucky
Dan Amboyer ... Handsome Young Man at Diner
Marisa Tomei ... Emma
Scott Garan ... Department Store Security Guard
Dorothy Silver Dorothy Silver ... Mrs. Pinkins
Olivia Wilde ... Eleanor
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When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday. Written by CBS Films

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Be thankful the holidays only come around once a year See more »


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Rated PG - 13 for thematic elements, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film's original title was "The Most Wonderful Time". See more »

Goofs

At around 01:20:00 into the movie the amount and speed of the snowing outside is different at several windows. See more »

Quotes

Officer Williams: Try and be the person you want to become.
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Crazy Credits

During the last credits, there are some outtakes of the actors singing Christmas songs. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: A Christmas Puppy (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

To Love Somebody
Written by Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb
Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Moving reflections on life, family and love. If you do not shed a tear you are heartless.
3 December 2016 | by dflint-39830See all my reviews

I started this movie just because nothing was on (tube full of Xmas). I was first sucked in by the great John Goodman and the sublime Alan Arkin. Once Olivia Wilde's character started to develop I was hooked.

I am gobsmacked to see how wrong the low ratings for this movie are. The unique characters and the depth of emotions, mostly love, are incredible. Maybe people want quick cuts and action and just don't know how to let a movie based on dialogue slowly draw them in and make you care about the characters, all of which are rounded and easily lovable,yet each deeply flawed in ways anyone that has lived a few decades will identify with.

I am a tough guy in my 50s and I shed tears three times. Not only that,but several times I had to pause the film so I could ponder how the wise words about love and life relate to my life and mistakes. From this day on my life will be better because of what i realized was true,as displayed in this movie, about family, love, regrets. And I will forever love Olivia Wilde. Her scenes alone are worth watching this movie.

If you can watch this movie closely and not shed a tear, you are dead inside and should immediately seek psychiatric help. Solid 7.5/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Most Wonderful Time See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,317,545, 15 November 2015

Gross USA:

$26,302,731

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,426,912
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2.35 : 1
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