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Boxing Day (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy | Video 7 August 2008
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After too many failed romances, Emmy Towne, an elementary school teacher, final finds Darryl Cunningham, a successful chemical engineer, on an online dating site. Eight months later the two... See full summary »

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Francis Abbey

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Francis Abbey (screenplay), Francis Abbey (story) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Ariana Almajan Ariana Almajan ... Lily Balescu
Bridget Devlin Burke ... Emmy Towne
Danny Gavigan ... Rick Towne
Vicki Hartford Vicki Hartford ... Beverly Towne
Jim Murphy Jim Murphy ... Martin Towne
Demetrius Parker Demetrius Parker ... Darryl Cunningham
Jenna St. John Jenna St. John ... Grace Towne
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After too many failed romances, Emmy Towne, an elementary school teacher, final finds Darryl Cunningham, a successful chemical engineer, on an online dating site. Eight months later the two are married and settled nicely into a two-bedroom in Fredericksburg. But when it comes time to meet Emmy's family-who has a bad track record of scaring off boyfriends- Emmy starts to get cold feet. Plus, she has a sneaking suspicion that her mother, Beverly, a self promoting know-it-all advice columnist, and her father, Martin, a goofy podiatrist with photo albums of his 'favorite feet' will freak when they learn Darryl is black, This quirky 'dramedy' unfolds the day after Christmas, as Emmy and Darry arrive (intentionally) late to her parents house in the Maryland suburbs. In a few hours, the gang's all there- including Emmy's moody, leather-and-lace clad and suspiciously Asian-looking sister Grace, and her unpredictable, unhinged brother Rick, currently on the run from the law for stealing ... Written by Paul Busetti

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Come meet the family.

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Comedy

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Not Rated
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USA

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English

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7 August 2008 (USA) See more »

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Alexandria, Virginia, USA See more »

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$2,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color | Color (MiniDV)

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1.78 : 1
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Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
from "The Nutcracker Suite"
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Arranged and Performed by Noah Potter
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Awesomely Funny Comedy About Race
15 November 2010 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Emmy Towne (Bridget Devlin Burke) brings her new boyfriend Darryl (Demetrius Parker) home for Boxing Day (the day after Christmas). She forgot to warn them in advance, though: Daryl is black.

The plot of this film is good, but it's the jokes that make it fantastic. I found out about the racist scale (Hitler is 100, the KKK are 75, Don Imus is 20, not locking your doors in a black neighborhood because you think it's racist is 2). There are also great pop culture jokes: especially regarding Dawson's Creek, with a long spiel about the final episode, the lack of God, Joey's choices, and the failure of soulmates to connect.

I found out that a columnist is a journalist not bound by ethics, and that dating "Lenny Kravitz black" is wussy, but "Wesley Snipes black" is progressive.

I'm not really keen on how the philosophy major (Jenna St. John) is presented... somewhere between existentialist and hedonist, very amorphous. Very sexy outfit and makeup, though.

Oh, and the news report on Richard "Big Dick" Towne, the creator of powernesium and toilet paper thief, hilarious, "lot of gay sex, I started to enjoy it"...


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