Magnolia Pictures has released the first Happy Christmas trailer for Drinking Buddies writer/director Joe Swanberg’s new comedy. The film stars Anna Kendrick as an immature, hard-partying twentysomething who moves in with her brother (Swanberg), his novelist wife (Melanie Lynskey), and their young baby, only to shake up their idyllic life. Swanberg’s films are always heavily improvised, and the loose nature of the dialogue in Happy Christmas is evident in this first trailer. The cast is talented and Swanberg is coming off his most successful film yet with Drinking Buddies, so hopefully this one makes for a solid follow-up.
Hit the jump to watch the Happy Christmas trailer. The film also stars Mark Webber and Lena Dunham. Happy Christmas will be available VOD on June 26th and opens in theaters on July 25th.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Happy Christmas:
When Jenny (Anna Kendrick), a hard partying 20-something, moves in with Kelly (Melanie Lynskey), a budding novelist, her film director husband (Joe Swanberg) and their two-year-old son after a break up, the family’s idyllic life is shaken. Jenny begins a rocky relationship with their baby sitter-cum-pot dealer (Mark Webber), and she and a friend, Carson (Lena Dunham), bring Kelly to the realization that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness. A new comedy from the director of DRINKING BUDDIES.