Office Christmas Party

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If you need a little help getting into the Christmas spirit, then check out the comedy, Office Christmas Party. Clay Vanstone (T.J. Miller) is the branch manager in Chicago for the company Zenotek and was just told by his sister Carol Vanstone (Jennifer Aniston) that he can’t have an office Christmas party. Zenotek was owned by their father who recently passed away, but before he died, he made Carol the CEO of the entire company and only gave Clay the Chicago branch. Carol not only nixes the Christmas party, but she makes things worse by canceling all Christmas bonuses and telling Clay that he must fire dozens of employees. When Clay wants to make a good impression on a potential client to close a sale, he tells two computer techs Josh Parker (Jason Bateman) and Tracey Hughes (Olivia Munn) that the party is NOT canceled. They recruit the HR person Mary (Kate McKinnon) who reluctantly agrees to help and the party is on. During the party cocaine is accidentally added to the snow machine, a stripper shows up, and reindeer just seem to appear. (Sounds like your average Christmas party.) Of course, everything that can go wrong – does. Just to give you a heads-up, there is a lot of bathroom humor, raunchy slapstick comedy, and plenty of bad language. Unfortunately, the quality of the jokes isn’t the best so don’t expect to roll on the floor laughing. All the actors are great and the soundtrack is so lively you want to join in. Yes, this is a Christmas movie but don’t take the kids and you probably shouldn’t take your parents, either. I’m sure this film will be forgotten right after Christmas, but I was entertained for now and I’m giving it a B- rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals. I rely more on a good story line than special effects.