UNCLE NICK (2015 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.2|5.0 Starsììì

Uncle Nick—an extremely ironic portrayal of American citizenry and its current moral state—definitely sets itself into the very mature movie audience category. Graphic pornographic sex streams into your home via Netflix services. Highly visible sextexting, sexual imagery, and a generally demoralizing storyline take Christmas into a world where it never intended going and washes it repeatedly in a mudhole. While I understand black comedy, this film is much more than that. It is a severe commentary on the state of this nation’s morality and ethical standards that does not present ‘joy to the United States’. The questions become: Is this what entertainment is about, why is this relevant to Christmas, and why is this in any way considered comedy? This film absolutely does not get recommendation from Ben Meyers’ International Movie Critics.

Storyline

Uncle Nick (Brian Posehn) sets the tone for a Christmas holiday dinner.

Additional Thanks


Thank You to Director Chris Kasick for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Beau Ballinger, Gerry Duggan, and Errol Morris for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Sophie (Paget Brewster), Michelle (Missi Pyle), Kevin (Scott Adsit), Cody (Beau Ballinger), Valerie (Melia Renee), Marcus (Jacob Houston), Luis (Joe Nunez), and Emily (Annie Savage).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. This movie is highly reminiscent of Robin Williams’ A Merry Friggin’ Christmas. This movie presents dark comedy that exposes a family at its worst against the background of a holiday that should expose the best. Better watches, if you are looking for joy of the season, are: The Santa Clause with Tim Allen or National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase.  

Ben Meyers

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