Office Christmas Party

By Jackie Raphael

This Christmas film is definitely not for children but it certainly is a lot of fun. Hopefully you have never been to a Christmas party quite like the one depicted in this film. When uptight and cranky chief executive Carol (Jennifer Aniston) threatens to shut down one of her company's branches, which is run by her brother Clay (T.J. Miller), he and his colleagues Josh (Jason Bateman) and Tracey (Olivia Munn) decide to throw a Christmas party to land a deal that will ensure everyone gets to keep their jobs. Several things go wrong throughout the party, which results in some rather ridiculous and hilarious scenes. Bateman was as charming as always, while Aniston was convincing as the tough boss. Miller was very well suited to his wild and quirky character, while Kate McKinnon was brilliant as the no-nonsense human resources manager. However, Munn was often trying too hard to be sexy and cool. Office Christmas Party has consistent laughs throughout, although the ending is a bit over the top. It is not as good as similarly toned films like Horrible Bosses, but if you enjoy that style of humour you should be entertained.