“Uncle Nick” uses the Ten Cent Beer Night MLB fiasco in a way that I never thought possible. Framed almost like a play, Brian Posehn leads us into how a simple drunk can ruin the Holidays. It’s not played for direct comedy, but laughs happens. What results is a study of fractured people held together by their love for each other. Plus, Posehn spends his time lusting after his step-niece. It’s fun for the whole family!

The nature of the film will irk a lot of viewers expect bawdry comedy. The film runs at a quick clip and it doesn’t let up on the dry delivery. If you’re expecting raucous material, I can’t help but you push off to a different film. Adsit, Pyle, Posehn and Brewster are masters at a gentler edgy comedy without having to be in the audience’s face. I still have no idea why Errol Morris chose to present the film, but I guess he’s a fan.

There’s plenty here to like it, but the audience for it will be small at first. Take that for what you will and at least try to stream it.


  • Commentary
  • Outtakes
  • Featurettes
  • Barf-O-Rama
  • Trailers


  • 1.78:1 1080p transfer
  • Dolby Digital 5.1


  • 92%
    Video - 92%
  • 87%
    Audio - 87%
  • 93%
    Supplemental Material - 93%
  • 94%
    Film Score - 94%

The Plot Thus Far

Nothing ruins Christmas like family.

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