"Love the Coopers" stars Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Diane Keaton, and Ed Helms. Released on November 13, 2015, the film follows the misadventures of the Cooper family during the holidays.
The film is directed by Jessie Nelson, who also directed Corrina, Corrina and I Am Sam. The holiday season is upon us, which means we get to spend quality time with our loved ones and watch some classic holiday movies and television specials. This peculiar holiday film is set to be one of those greats based on the marketing alone. Unfortunately, for me, it's basically one giant fruitcake.
Decent performances from the cast.
The third act was sweet and heartwarming.
The story felt weak and predictable.
The script is formulaic.
Little humor was shown.
The pacing felt a bit slow at times.
Final thoughts: "Love the Coopers" boasts a talented cast and its heartwarming third act, but they're not enough to save this disappointing and predictable holiday treat. I think the reason why is because I was expecting it to be a comedy drama with a dash of holiday spirit based on what I saw in the trailers. It turns out that the film was having trouble finding the right balance between comedy and drama, forcing itself to rely on one genre over the other. It was OK for the most part, but in the end, this is one holiday event that's not worth remembering. I would possibly recommend this film to those who are into the holiday season. Otherwise, it's worth watching on television.