Co-written by Vince Vaughan, this raunchy take on a Hallmark holiday movie does have a couple of moments that make it pseudo-worth a watch… but not much more than that. Brittany Snow is a photographer who decides to spend the holidays with her ex’s parents (George Wendt and Julia Duffy) after he dumps her and heads to New York for a job interview. When in town, she meets a local yokel (Justin Long), who takes a likin’ to her. While it’s nice to see the rare subversive holiday flick, this one sputters more than soars.

2.5/5 stars