Saturday, February 20, 2016
Cine Beaverhausen: Love the Coopers with an All-star Cast
This holiday-timed 2015 release is what we now call a "dramedy." And maybe it wasn't intended that I like this dysfunctional family. By film's end, they do, redeemingly,however, re-discover the importance of family ties and of the holiday spirit.
The film boasts an all-star cast, and Diane Keaton and John Goodman shine as a married couple here.
Alan Arkin is in this as are Marisa Tomei, Amanda Seyfried and many others. Steve Martin occasionally narrates as the voice of the family dog.
Leo Tolstoy wrote "Each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way" and you might find that applies here. Or you may identify with it dearly.
Worth watching, though -- warning -- it's not to everyone's taste.