When Jenny (Anna Kendrick), a hard partying 20-something, moves in with Kelly (Melanie Lynskey), a budding novelist, her film director husband (Joe Swanberg) and their two-year-old son after a break up, the family’s idyllic life is shaken. Jenny begins a rocky relationship with their baby sitter-cum-pot dealer (Mark Webber), and she and a friend, Carson (Lena Dunham), bring Kelly to the realization that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness. A new comedy from the director of DRINKING BUDDIES.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
A quiet, serious comedy about marriage, parenthood and the everyday strains of bringing up a rambunctious toddler while struggling to sustain a creative life.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 07.31.2014
A gently funny ensemble comedy that feels less like a movie than a short story.Claudia Puig, USA Today, 07.24.2014
All in all, "Happy Christmas" is a good deal like cartoon Charlie Brown's classic tree - scraggly, plenty of heart and much to enjoy, especially if you prefer your presents homemade.Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, 07.24.2014
Unfortunately, Happy Christmas's characters and conflicts are generic compared to Drinking Buddies.Tomas Hachard, NPR, 07.24.2014