You know what time it is? Almost Christmas time. Literally.
The holiday comedy tells the story of a retired automotive engineer who lost the love of his life one year earlier. The beloved patriarch asks his family for one gift this holiday season: to get along. If they can spend five days under the same roof without killing one another, it will be a Christmas miracle.
Andia Winslow sat down with stars Danny Glover, Mo’Nique, Will Packer, David E. Talbert, Gabrielle Union, Omar Epps, Romany Malco, and J.B. Smoove to get the inside scoop on this holiday’s must-see. According to Union, when on set with all her costars, “it was like being at Def Jam Comedy.” If you didn’t know, Def Comedy Jam was a ’90s HBO series produced by Russell Simmons that launched the careers of funny men like Martin Lawrence and Steve Harvey.
The cast also spoke about what people can take away from the film in the midst of everything that’s happening in America following the election. Writer and Director David E. Talbert says that his upcoming movie will definitely bring a sense of hope, saying, “I think the country needs it. This film can be a wonderful shot in the arm for the country, no matter what side of the fence you’re on politically. I think we’re all worn out. I think we need something to cheer about, come together as a nation…a family–which we still are in the United States of America.”
Find out more in the interview above. The movie opens in theaters everywhere November 11th.
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1. Enjoying this Christmas with my family @domaniharris1 @_beautifulrose & @itskelsiee #HarrisChristmas2015
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2. My Immediate family…where it started frm only missing my Great, late dad! I couldn’t ask for a better family then these 3! My big sister @michellerich46 my Rock Lady Di @diannecottlepope & my big brother Reddy Redd! There ain’t a Christmas for me without them! 👑😍👩👩👧👦 #Christmas2015🎅🏽💘
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3. Rockos absolute favorite thing today was his studio equipment… He only came out to ride his bike for a minute … #MusicalKid #MPCTouch #MPKMini #RazorBike #Thankful #Grateful
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5. Princess P
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6. Major side eye 👀
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7. I’m Norths first makeup client 💋
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8. Merry Christmas 🎄 Mase x KoKo
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9. Merry Christmas everyone! Santa is here!!!
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10. Saylor’s first Christmas! #MerryChristmas #ChristmasJammiesOnPoint 🎄
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11. Always making me cry happy tears and catching me off guard with his beautiful words 😍🌹 #Repost @rogermathewsnj with @repostapp.・・・Had an amazing day with Jennis family celebrating this blessed day. So grateful for what life has brought my way, whether by choices, luck or fate. We are back at our quiet little hotel room and Daddy half fell asleep on the couch only to walk into the bed room to see this. Funny how moments like this strike you with a sense of realism about how lucky you are. I say luck cause that’s what it is to some degree. We have all been in positions where a bad choice could have had life altering consequences and we all know people, good people who made a snap decision to do something their subconscious told them not to with dire consequences. Whether it be getting behind the wheel when you shouldn’t or telling your self back flipping off a train trestle into the river is a good idea or a million different scenarios that can rob you of time. I guess my point is I have made some reckless choices in my life but none have cost me my life or a guilty conscious that would rob me from living and when I walk into a room and see this I say to myself how lucky are you to have made it this far and now have these two amazing girls who love you and a little man on the way. Life is but a blink of the eye. Count your blessings everyone and happy holidays.
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12. Merry Christmas everyone 🙋🏽🎅🏽🙋🏽🎅🏽 @rogermathewsnj Love, the Mathews 😍
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13. Best Santa ever! #kissesfromthebeckhams X vb 🙏🏼💫 @davidbeckham @brooklynbeckham X
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14. Happy Christmas!! Lots of love from the Beckhams!!we love u!! @davidbeckham @brooklynbeckham x vb 💫🌟🙏🏼
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15. Bash and His Daddy 😍 #MerryChristmas
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16. 😉 From our #ModernFamily to your #WhateverKindaFamilyIsYourKindaFamily we send you much love and blessings on this Christmas Eve ❤️🙏 #ExMas #HolidayFun #SantasComing
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17. Happy Holidays from our family to yours!!
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19. Now he’s feeding him a piece of paper to make Mr Skeleton better. Sebastian is obsessed with human anatomy. He likes learning about organs, bones and blood. I think I have a very special boy on my hands 😍😍😍
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20. Merry Christmas to you all out there from the both of us today! Hahaha. Enjoy the time with the family and cherish every moment. #NoGrinchAllowedHere #LiveLaughLove
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