|Source of story
||An original screenplay
||Ian Helfer, Jay Reiss
||No-one is telling us how much it cost, but takings up to October 2012 were $364,875
||Hugh Laurie, Oliver Platt, Allison Janney, Catherine Keener, Leighton Meester, Adam Brody
||In suburban New York two families live on opposite sides of the street in up market houses. One contains a father, mother and a daughter who has been away for some years, the other a father and mother, mostly at odds, a daughter and a son. When the daughter of the former returns home after falling out with her boyfriend all hope that she will get together with the son of the latter. But no – she chooses the father, with resulting mayhem.
||It’s Christmas so there are a lot of Christmas decorations. There is a bit of snogging and quite a bit of shouting, but nothing remotely interesting. In fact so little happens that no-one has bothered to fill in the content advisory on IMDb
||Even Hugh Lawrie fans are unlikely to be excited by this. You will feel short changed if you pay any money at all to see it. If you are after a romantic comedy choose one of the others on my list. (I’m not sure sometimes how my wordpress template associates one film with another).