Robin Williams & Joel McHale in 'Merry Friggin' Christmas' Trailer
Well, this is a bummer. After comedian Robin Williams passed away in August, we reported on the few roles that he had been working on before his untimely death. One of them was the holiday comedy Merry Friggin Christmas, which sees him playing Dad to Joel McHale during a very dysfunctional holiday reunion. Now the first trailer has arrived, and we're disappointed to see this looks like it will join the pile of terrible holiday comedies that arrive every year. It just looks silly and unfunny, and not even Williams has any good moments in the trailer. With a cast this good, it's s shame that this one missed the mark. Watch?
Here's the very first trailer for Tristram Shapeero's Merry Friggin Christmas, originally from ET:
Merry Friggin' Christmas is directed by Tristram Shapeero ("Happy Endings," "Community," "Parks and Recreation") and written by Phil Johnston (Wreck-It Ralph). The film follows Boyd Mitchler (Joel McHale) and his wife Luann (Lauren Graham) as they spend a dreaded Chrismas with Boyd's father Mitch (Robin Williams) and his family of misfits. Upon realizing that he has left all of his son's gifts at home, Boyd hits the road with his father and younger brother in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise. Lauren Graham, Tim Heidecker, Oliver Platt, Pierce Gagnon, Wendi McLonden-Covey, Ryan Lee, Amara Miller and Bebe Wood also star in the film hitting theaters on on November 7th this fall. Interested?
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
Couldn't even finish watching it. Should bugger off straight to DVD.
OfficialJab on Oct 10, 2014
I am really tired of watching films that want people to believe you have to love your family. I'm guessing RW is a curmudgeon would will show his sensitive side at the end. Will the father and son won't see eye to eye at the end, they'll have an understanding. There's some sort of memory leak associated with the comments. Or I the only one with this issue?
redtie on Oct 10, 2014
*The father and son won't see eye to eye at the end, but they'll have an understanding.
redtie on Oct 10, 2014
Carpola on Oct 10, 2014
Very sad to see Robin Williams acting. Posthumous performances...egad.
DAVIDPD on Oct 10, 2014
I didn't think it really looked THAT terrible. I think the Christmas music, the same music that gets used for every "screwball Holiday comedy," made it a lot cheesier. I might give it a watch, if it doesn't get terrible reviews.
Charles Oosterhouse on Oct 12, 2014
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