LoginCreate an account

Home Reviews

mySSnews: Reviews

More "Testimony"


Anita Shreve grew up in Dedham, Massachusetts (just outside Boston), the eldest of three daughters. Early literary influences include having read Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton when she was a junior in high school (a short novel she still claims as one of her favorites) and everything Eugene O'Neill ever wrote while she was a senior (to which she attributes a somewhat dark streak in her own work). After graduating from Tufts University, she taught high school for a number of years in and around Boston. In the middle of her last year, she quit (something that, as a parent, she finds appalling now) to start writing. "I had this panicky sensation that it was now or never."


Four Stars for "Four Christmases"

"Four Christmases may not be a holiday staple like "It's a Wonderful Life" or "A Christmas Story," but the film has the right mix of yuletide warmth and family dysfunction to make it amusing.

Starring Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn as a co-habitating couple named Kate and Brad who would rather take a beach vacation than share Christmas with their families, "Four Christmases" doesn't preach to you nor does it rely on crass jokes and slapstick to get its laughs

Page 37 of 37



mySSnews Login

User Menu