When the CEO (Jennifer Aniston) tries to close her hard-partying brother’s (T.J. Miller) branch, he and his chief technical officer (Jason Bateman) must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.
Office Christmas Party is probably the most body titled film of the year. It is exactly what the title states…An Office Christmas Party. This is film is very blunt and aims for laughs but doesn’t get many throughout the duration. I would uphold this as only my opinion but no one else in my theater thought it was funny enough to laugh either. I only remember one specific joke that I thought was decently funny. This is extremely troubling considering that this film is a comedy after all.
There was no need to go into this film with high exceptions considering the late marketing campaign and the bold title. If you are expecting the best movie of the year from a film titled Office Christmas Party it’s your own fault for not enjoying it.
The plot is completely mindless as it should be. Although it ended up being bogged down with a sub plot that eventually comes into the main focus. This subplot puts the film into much bigger stakes which was just simply unneeded. As for the cast goes they all are trying their best despite the script. TJ Miller and Jennifer Aniston are really great. In particular Kate McKinnon who has had sort of a hit and miss year is on target here with her wack blend of humor. Jason Bateman is back to playing himself in movies after taking a departure and actually showing that he can act in The Gift.
Office Christmas Party is your average Holliday comedy film, I recommend saving your money and watching Christmas Vacation at home for the hundredth time instead.