It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: A Very Sunny Christmas (2010) Movie Review
Released : 2010
Reviewed : Dec. 21st, 2012
Genre : Comedy
Story (from IMDB) :
After years of being mistreated by Frank during the holiday season when he buys gifts for himself, Dennis and Dee decide to teach him a lesson by contacting his old business partner, Eugene, for help to make the mean-spirited and nihilist Frank see the Christmas spirit of giving, rather than taking. Meanwhile, Mac and Charlie reflect on their childhood Christmases, and realize that they were not as joyous and wonderful as they remembered from Mac remembering being taught how to break into peoples houses to steal their Christmas presents by his career-criminal parents, and Charlie who remembers his single, boozed-out, coked-up mother inviting a slew of “Santas” clients over at her house.
While this isn’t technically a movie as it was just a straight to DVD episode if I remember correctly since it is the holiday season I thought this would be the best time to review this.
As always the cast of It’s Always Sunny manage to entertain in a heartwarming and concerning way one moment only the next to do some disturbing joke. The story revolves around three points. First being Mac’s realization that his Christmas’s consisted of his family robbing others, Charlie who realizes his mom was a prostitute during the holiday, and Dennis / Dee who bring back their dad’s old friend to get back for all the mean Christmas’s. Now all these stories have their usual insane parts to them and in the spirit of the show work together.
Personally I found the entire part of the Charlie finding out about his mom the funniest. The scene with Charlie sitting on top Santa’s lap is a scene which will be forever memorable.
Clocking in at around 40 minutes though this “movie” is just a little longer than a tv episode. Without trying to spoil anything though it is hard to go into a lot of detail about it.
If you are a fan of the show though you will really enjoy this.