The holiday season is a time for giving thanks, spending time with loved ones… and throwing the most outrageous party of all time, all while hoping everyone makes it to see the sun the following morning? That’s exactly what the new holiday feature, Office Christmas Party, from Paramount Pictures is all about. The first trailer debuted this morning and we have it here for your viewing pleasure.
First off, this cast is absolutely stacked. It’s filled with television comedy staples (Vanessa Bayer, Sam Richardson), actors on the cusp of movie stardom (T.J. Miller, Kate McKinnon, Olivia Munn, Jillian Bell), and comedy veterans (Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Rob Corddry, Matt Walsh, Randall Park, Courtney B. Vance). The list goes on.
This looks like a comedy that is going to be very high on energy and slapstick. Hopefully the film can keep this premise going, because there doesn’t seem to be much plot aside from all of the hard partying. With a cast this strong, I am hopeful they can bring the laughs, elevating this thin premise.
Directed by Blades of Glory directors, Josh Gordon and Will Speck, Office Christmas Party opens December 9. Let’s hope it doesn’t inspire too many real life offices to try the same.