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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Office Christmas Party

One for the naughty list.

The first disappointing thing about Jennifer Anniston’s new film, Office Christmas Party, is that it is not a sequel to her Mike Judge film Office Space. The next disappointing thing is, well, everything that follows.

There is a funny holiday film somewhere starring T.J, Miller (Silicon Valley), Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) and Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), but this is a lazy effort. It’s the same naughty, party-gone-wrong film we’ve seen before, and less fun than most.

Aniston plays a woman named Carol, but she’s basically “Rachel” trying to act like what a tough businesswoman might be like. She must not know any. It’s embarrassing and not funny at all.

There is one big laugh in the movie that comes from Carol’s Uber driver (Fortune Feimster), who ignites her average comic line with perfect comedic delivery. I was laughing all the way. Hollywood should snatch Fortune up for a starring role. Now that would be a party.

Simply put: Skip this year’s Office Christmas Party and avoid a hangover.

Award potential: None.

The Ten Buck Review: Not worth ten bucks.

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