“Almost Christmas”, starring Danny Glover, Mo’Nique, Gabrielle Union, and Kimberly Elise, is a friendly reminder of what to expect over the holidays. In the movie, the Myers family meets up for the first time after losing the matriarch of their family. In the days leading up to Christmas, the family’s grief, love and hate creates a more complex family time.
A family gathers for dinner in “Almost Christmas.” (Quantrell D. Colbert/Universal Pictures via AP)
For many families, the holidays are an opportunity to come together and break bread. But, for African American families, including mine, these assemblies are much more than that. These gatherings are an imbalanced mixture of laughter, drama, song, dance, and soul food. We all have that one family member that can’t cook. The inappropriate uncle. The crazy aunt. The sibling rivalry. The buried secrets.
“Almost Christmas” reminds us of all of the classic memorable moments we’ve already shared and prepares us for the ones to come.
Read more at New Pittsburgh Courier: ‘Almost Christmas’: Black family reminder about holidays to come
This the season to watch good movies
Be grateful for the family you have. Some don’t have family at all.
No where in this review does it bash my family or show a lack of appreciation. It’s celebrating the different dynamics of family holiday gatherings. Thanks
Sound like my family when we get togther
Love ur family through good and bad time
Everyone should be able to relate ..