Friendsgiving, featuring a talented group of comedy stars, is now available to watch from your couch on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital.
This is one of those films that generally looks good on paper. But in terms of the film’s execution? Not so much. A few of the cast members here do the best with the material at hand. However, it simply isn’t enough to elevate the film to, well, being watchable. It would be one thing if the premise were shortened down to a Friendsgiving-themed sitcom episode. But stretching the premise to a full length-feature is a bit too much.
I do like that the film includes LGBTQ characters but not even this is enough to elevate the material. You can have a whole bunch of talented comedians and still land with a thud upon arrival. Need I remind you of Holmes and Watson? It’s much better to forget that film ever existed! I had high hopes with this talented group of comedians but ultimately, Friendsgiving was a letdown.
Abby (Kat Dennings) is looking forward to a laid-back Thanksgiving with her best friend, Molly (Malin Akerman). But the friends’ plans for a quiet turkey dinner go up in smoke when they’re joined by Molly’s new boyfriend and her flamboyant mother (Jane Seymour). Throw in some party crashers including Molly’s old flame, a wannabe shaman, and a trio of Fairy Gay Mothers (Wanda Sykes, Margaret Cho, and Fortune Feimster), and it’s a recipe for a comically chaotic holiday no one will ever forget — even if they wanted to!
- Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Nicol Paone and Producer-Actor Malin Akerman
- Making Friendsgiving: Serving Up Insanity
- Gag Reel
DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER: Nicole Paone
CAST: Malin Akerman, Kat Dennings, Aisha Tyler, Chelsea Peretti, Wanda Sykes, Christine Taylor, and Jane Seymour