I don’t laugh at raunchy formula comedies like Office Christmas Party (Paramount, 12.9). I did, however, watch this trailer during last night’s Paramount preview party, and while I sat there silent and ashen-faced, a journalist pal sitting two seats away was going “oohh-whoo-hooh-hoahhh-hee-heeeeeee!…oh-hoh-hah-hah…hee-hee-hee-hee-hahhhh!” and so on. Did I look over and give him the old stink-eye? No. I just sat there like Boris Karloff‘s mummy before taking a sip of tana leaf tea.
Wiki synopsis: “When company CEO Carol Vanstone (Jennifer Aniston) announces an intention to close the branch of her hard-partying brother Clay (T. J. Miller), he and his chief tech officer (Jason Bateman?) must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.” Costarring Courtney B. Vance, Kate McKinnon, Olivia Munn, Jillian Bell. Directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck.