795. Office Christmas Party

Title: Office Christmas Party
Director: Josh Gordon, Will Speck
Year: 2016
Run time: 1hr 45m

“From the directors of Blades of Glory, The Switch and the writers of The Hangover trilogy and Bad Moms. When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand…”

Live blog

1:47 – “It’s only money. It’s only.. all of the money.”
4:54 – A multi-dimensional faith jumper is a busy jumper.
8:35 – Gone Girl is a verb now “I will Gone Girl you.”
10:15 – Fast and Furious references! “They only get more fast.”
14:20 – Enjoying just throwing Elon Musk into sentences that have to be vaguely tech related.
17:26 – “If it was real, I wouldn’t have to invent it.”
25:51 – How do you put on a kick-ass party with, like, an hour’s notice?
26:25 – Five hours, actually.
32:49 – Loving the water coolers with alcohol bottles instead, that’s genius.
41:25 – I didn’t realise this film was gonna be so geeky! I wasn’t prepared for iCal takedowns!
56:58 – “When I say H, you say R!”
1:04:57 – I don’t think 3D printers work like that.
1:14:48 – Die Hard now? I can’t cope!
1:16:26 – Jillian Bell is so funny.
1:21:56 – Jousting with Christmas trees is a new one.
1:34:22 – Connection alert is what?
1:36:07 – OMG, I didn’t know other people had the ‘serious Monopoly rules’ realisation too.
1:36:17 – Shut the f*** door.

Conclusions

I really thought this film wasn’t going to be that good – another of those predictable comedies with a few jokes, some good one-liners and not much else to think about. But it wasn’t. It was actually really, really funny with characters that were interesting and, whilst a little stereotypical, at least had more depth than your average comedy character does.

I liked how nerdy it was, the in jokes for tech geeks, and I really enjoyed Olivia Munn having some acting to do rather than just skulking around in not very many clothes. It was really excellent, could become a Christmas regular, and STFD is my new exclamation of choice.

Rating: 5/5.

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