Bill Murray rounds up an all-star cast for an evening of music, mischief and barroom camaraderie in this irreverent twist on holiday variety shows.
Director: Sofia Coppola
Starring: George Clooney, Bill Murray, Chris Rock, Michael Cera, Amy Poehler, Miley Cyrus, Jason Schwartzman, Jenny Lewis, Paul Shaffer, Maya Rudolph, Rashida Jones, Phoenix
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“A Very Murray Christmas” is an attempt at an amusing take on shows like Michael Bublé’s Christmas show – it’s jam-packed with famous stars (George Clooney, Chris Rock, Miley Cyrus to name a few) and a tonne of festive songs. The idea is great – Murray is hosting this special show but the weather is so bad in New York that none of the stars can make it so they try to improvise with terrible results.
As the story progresses you see Murray singing with various stars in the hotel bar singing classic Christmas songs like “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, “Let It Snow”, “A Fairytale of New York” and more besides. Murray is a surprisingly good singer and upon hearing Miley Cyrus’ solo version of “Silent Night”, you have to ask yourself why she bothers with the whole ‘attitude’ thing when she already has such talent.
There are some amusing parts but there are many bemusing parts too. At under an hour, it makes pleasant Christmas viewing – although mainly for the songs. The storyline, however, could have been much better.
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