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Trailer for Happy Christmas Starring Anna Kendrick and Lena Dunham

05.20.2014

DRINKING BUDDIES writer/director Joe Swanberg’s new comedy HAPPY CHRISTMAS has its first trailer and it's looking pretty great. I will watch pretty much anything with Anna Kendrick ever since I saw her stealing scenes all over the place in UP IN THE AIR. Here she is working with Swanberg again for what looks like another great role; I would have a hard time buying her as an immature, hard-partying drinker if she didn't seem to be playing it so well.

Here’s the official synopsis:

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.

Swanberg, who is great at observational comedy, seems to have let things fly with what sounds like a lot of improvised dialogue in the trailer, something I'm personally a fan of. Our own Chris Bumbray called the movie "essentially plotless" but "quite enjoyable" in his Sundance review. I for one am looking forward to Christmas in the summer.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS will be available VOD on June 26th 2014 and opens in theaters on July 25th 2014.

Source: YouTube

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11:47PM on 05/20/2014
"Nothing really happens, bunch of twenty-somethings navigating life" movies really aren't my cup of tea. I found L!fe Happens pretty insufferable.
"Nothing really happens, bunch of twenty-somethings navigating life" movies really aren't my cup of tea. I found L!fe Happens pretty insufferable.
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7:23PM on 05/20/2014
Looks funny enough and I'm a sucker for anything with Kendrick in it.
Looks funny enough and I'm a sucker for anything with Kendrick in it.
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6:49PM on 05/20/2014

JoBlo needs a 4th notch on the rating: LENA DUNHAM

That is not just a bad idea, it's Lena Dunham bad idea.
Oh man, I don't even have a word for it. NEXT!!!!!!!
That is not just a bad idea, it's Lena Dunham bad idea.
Oh man, I don't even have a word for it. NEXT!!!!!!!
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8:14PM on 05/20/2014
It could be worse. Instead of that amazingly hot Kendrick picture they could have given us a similar one of Dunham.....{shiver}
It could be worse. Instead of that amazingly hot Kendrick picture they could have given us a similar one of Dunham.....{shiver}
11:03PM on 05/20/2014
HA! Too funny dude. The (shiver) at the end was perfectly executed.
HA! Too funny dude. The (shiver) at the end was perfectly executed.
4:50PM on 05/20/2014
I will watch anything with Anna Kendrick because she is awesome and incredibly hot. Well, anything except that Twilight bullshit.
I will watch anything with Anna Kendrick because she is awesome and incredibly hot. Well, anything except that Twilight bullshit.
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4:44PM on 05/20/2014
Cute, thin AND alcoholic...
This is science fiction
Cute, thin AND alcoholic...
This is science fiction
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4:33PM on 05/20/2014

I can't take anything serious....

.....with Lena Dunham in it. She had a mildly interesting show that only survived because HBO has a captive audience and prefers critical approval over actual viewers. After one season, even the critics turned on it saying how lame and uninteresting it was. Then we get a million articles about Dunham talking about how we're all bad people for not wanting to see her naked.

Seriously, how does she rate an appearance in any movie? Was every other actress in Hollywood busy?
.....with Lena Dunham in it. She had a mildly interesting show that only survived because HBO has a captive audience and prefers critical approval over actual viewers. After one season, even the critics turned on it saying how lame and uninteresting it was. Then we get a million articles about Dunham talking about how we're all bad people for not wanting to see her naked.

Seriously, how does she rate an appearance in any movie? Was every other actress in Hollywood busy?
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4:40PM on 05/20/2014
I absolutely agree...she's the worst.
I absolutely agree...she's the worst.
4:23PM on 05/20/2014

dat photo

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3:51PM on 05/20/2014
"Essentially plotless but quite enjoyable" is pretty much mumblecore at its best in an nut shell
"Essentially plotless but quite enjoyable" is pretty much mumblecore at its best in an nut shell
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3:53PM on 05/20/2014
Cyrus (2010), mumblecore at its finest.
Cyrus (2010), mumblecore at its finest.
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