Love the Coopers

Lists: Comedy

Brief Synopsis: "When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday."

Overall Ranking: 2858 (Rank from 2015: # 184)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 20%
Half-Popped 20%
Stale 0%
Burnt 60%


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Le Anne of Tinsel And Tine70 - Got a chance to interview the female director, Jessie Nelson - Jessie: It wasn't so much that the parts weren't coming, but I didn't enjoy auditioning all day and driving around the city and not having control of my creative space. I like to be creative everyday. So I realized at that point if I began to write, then whether someone was hiring me or not, I could always be creating and writing the kind of movies that I want to see. So with the help of a writer friend, I learned how to write, and still feel as if I'm learning, as it's a craft, like a musician. Then, I quickly learned in Hollywood how little control a writer has over their own material, so that's when I realized I also needed to learn how to direct.
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Rewatch: 5
Greg Eichelberger of Critical Movie Critics61(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown25 - For a cast this impressive, there is no excuse for Love the Coopers to be the meandering mess that it unfortunately is.
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Dan O'Neill15(full review)
Minnesota Man10 - Moldy fruitcake all around.
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People Involved

  • Olivia Wilde (Eleanor)
  • Amanda Seyfried (Ruby)
  • Marisa Tomei (Emma)
  • Diane Keaton (Charlotte)
  • John Goodman (Sam)
  • Anthony Mackie (Officer Williams)
  • Jake Lacy (Joe)
  • Ed Helms (Hank)
  • Alan Arkin (Bucky)
  • Alex Borstein ()
  • Jon Tenney ()
  • June Squibb (Aunt Fishy)
  • Michelle Veintimilla ()
  • (Director)