|Directed by:||Josh Gordon|
|Written by:||Timothy Dowling|
|Cast:||Kate McKinnon, Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Munn, Jason Bateman, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Abbey Lee|
Office Christmas Party is yet another one of those raunchy comedies we get every year where they get a stacked cast and deliver an average experience with the same gags we see over and over again. While that sounds like a groan fest, this one had a couple of moments to save it from being complete trash.
Good: The cast is stacked from Jennifer Aniston down to Rob Corddry. They elevate a stagnant script with some good line delivery and ad libbing. They looked like they were having a good fun therefore some of it rubbed off on me.
Bad: It was a very basic comedy. The ones that we see every year. The setup for a party and everything gets out of hand. We've seen it all before and they run through all the setups and turns we come to expect in these movies. Every actor plays up their "type" that we have seen do in other movies and the result is uneven at best.
Overall, I wouldn't call this movie terrible, but it was just mediocre. Average setup with some laughs, but a waste of a talented cast.