REVIEW: HAPPY CHRISTMAS
Writer/director Joe Swanberg (Drinking Buddies) delivers his “most mature and satisfying film yet” (Kate Erbland, Film.com) in the “fresh, compelling and funny” (Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice/LA Weekly) dramedy HAPPY CHRISTMAS, debuting on DVD November 11, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Starring Academy Award® nominee* Anna Kendrick (Up In The Air), Melanie Lynskey (Heavenly Creatures, “Two and a Half Men”), Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Golden Globe® winner** Lena Dunham (“Girls”) and Swanberg, HAPPY CHRISTMAS had its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
SYNOPSIS: Anna Kendrick plays Jenny, an irresponsible 20-something who comes to Chicago to live with her older brother Jeff
(Swanberg), a young filmmaker living a happy existence with his novelist wife Kelly
(Lynskey) and their two-year-old son. Jenny’s arrival shakes up their quiet domesticity as she and her friend Carson (Dunham) instigate an evolution in Kelly's life and career. Meanwhile, Jenny strikes up a rocky relationship with the family’s baby sitter-cum-pot dealer (Webber).
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 1.78:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English
Widescreen (1.78:1) 16x9
English 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles - English