Writer/director Joe Swanberg (Drinking Buddies) delivers his “most mature and satisfying film yet” (Kate Erbland, Film.com) in the “fresh, compelling and funny” (Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice/LA Weekly) dramedy HAPPY CHRISTMAS, debuting on DVD November 11, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Starring Academy Award® nominee* Anna Kendrick (Up In The Air), Melanie Lynskey (Heavenly Creatures, “Two and a Half Men”), Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Golden Globe® winner** Lena Dunham (“Girls”) and Swanberg, HAPPY CHRISTMAS had its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Anna Kendrick plays Jenny, an irresponsible 20-something who comes to Chicago to live with her older brother Jeff (Swanberg), a young filmmaker living a happy existence with his novelist wife Kelly (Lynskey) and their two-year-old son. Jenny’s arrival shakes up their quiet domesticity as she and her friend Carson (Dunham) instigate an evolution in Kelly’s life and career. Meanwhile, Jenny strikes up a rocky relationship with the family’s baby sitter-cum-pot dealer (Webber).
*2009, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Up In The Air
**2012, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series—Musical or Comedy, “Girls”
The HAPPY CHRISTMAS DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 U.S.
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