Christmas may bring good cheer, but sometimes it brings a completely boorish relative to spoil the family gathering. Brian Posehn, a familiar and beloved comic character actor, gets the starring role of his career in UNCLE NICK, a riotously anti-feel-good comedy arriving just in time for the big holiday. The theatrical release will be available across digital platforms and on Dark Sky Films Blu-ray and DVD on November 1, 2016.
Lewd, drunken Uncle Nick (Brian Posehn, Mr. Show, The Sarah Silverman Program) stumbles his way through his brother’s cookie cutter-family’s annual Christmas gathering in the hopes of scoring with a super-hot party guest. But the arrival of his equally crass sister coupled with Nick’s liquor-fueled faux pas cause family secrets to bubble to the surface that might spell disaster for the whole clan before the night is over. Oh, and that super-hot guest just happens to be Nick’s brother’s stepdaughter (Melia Renee, Transparent)!
Presented by executive producer Errol Morris, Oscar winner for The Fog of War, UNCLE NICK is a raucously funny comedy of inappropriate behavior, uncomfortably interrupted trysts, and a monumental overserving of 10-cent beers.
Also starring in this hilarious romp are Scott Adsit (Veep, 30 Rockefeller), Missi Pyle (Gone Girl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Beau Ballinger (Good Karma Club) and Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds).
Brian Orndorf, reviewing UNCLE NICK for Blu-ray.com, said, “Hilarious and profoundly dark, the feature is an interesting counterpoint to holiday cheer, offering an engaging lump of coal for those who prefer their Christmas thoroughly soiled by bad behavior.” Nick Schager of Variety praised Posehn’s “amusingly dirty-and-dour lead performance.” John Esther of UR Chicago Magazine wrote, “It certainly is a funnier holiday film than most holiday films.”