A romantic comedy about an unmarried couple who lie about their Christmas plans in order to avoid spending the festive season with their families.
Christmas Film World Cup pedigree
After two group stage showings it reached the Last 16 in both 2018 and 2022. An enjoyable comedy that deserves a little more
BBFC: Contains moderate language and sex references
Mary Steenburgen, Sissy Spacek, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Jon Voight, Robert Duvall, Reese Witherspoon, Kristin Chenoweth
According to reports, Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn hated each other during filming, though nobody knows why. During production, a number of stories leaked to the press about the tension on set. The Daily News quoted "spies" who gossiped about how the stars' personalities clashed: "Vince rolls onto set in the morning looking like he just came in from a night out, while Reese will arrive early looking camera-ready," said their San Francisco source. "Then Reese tries to force Vince into blocking out each scene and running through their lines as Vince tries to convince her that he's an ad-libber and wants to play around and see where the scene goes." It got so bad that Witherspoon refused to film a steamy sex scene with Vaughn
Sent home in Last 16 by Gremlins
Group stage casualty