• This Christmas (2007)

This Christmas

Release Date: November 21st, 2007

DVD Release Date: November 11th, 2008

PG-13 |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

At holiday time, family matriarch Ma'Dere Whitfield (Loretta Devine) assembles her large brood for their first reunion in four years. However, family ties show signs of strain when various secrets come to light, especially concerning Marine Claude's (Columbus Short) true military status, Quentin's (Idris Elba) debts and teenage Baby's (Chris Brown) secret plans to become a singer.

Cast: Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba, Loretta Devine, Chris Brown, Keith Robinson, Laz Alonso, Columbus Short, Sharon Leal

Director: Preston A. Whitmore II

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Rainforest Productions

Distributors: Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Son , Family , Mother , House , Daughter , Engaging , Amusing , Husband , Love , 2000s ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Writer-director Preston A. Whitmore II throws enough soap opera for an entire TV season into a story that nearly -- but not quite -- sinks from the weight of all these implausible events. Animated acting and the sheer chaos of this squabbling family give the film a comic buoyancy. show more

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    At the multiplex where so many holiday movies feel regifted, This Christmas is a gift. show more

  • 88
    Ken FoxTV Guide Magazine

    Fast paced and engagingly acted. show more

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