Surviving Christmas with the Relatives

Surviving Christmas with the Relatives
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 41min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Dearden
  • Cast: Gemma Whelan, Julian Ovenden, Joely Richardson
  • UK release: 30 November 2018

Miranda (Whelan) and Dan (Ovenden) are trying for a fresh start in the country, and invite 15 family and friends to a Christmas lunch. Cue family feuds, holiday romances, bitter resentments, etc. Desperately old-fashioned and lacklustre would-be comedy, more ho-hum than ho ho ho.

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Surviving Christmas with the Relatives

26 Nov 20182 stars

Hugely underwhelming festive shenanigans from director James Dearden

The season to be jolly is almost upon us but Surviving Christmas with the Relatives could turn the most festive of spirits into a grim-faced grinch. Pitched somewhere between a half-hearted Outnumbered seasonal special and a lacklustre Alan Ayckbourn…

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