The Ref: Unlikely Christmas Cheer

Banter is one of those things I really dig in movies and TV.

Some actors really nail banter.

Dennis Leary and Kevin Spacey are two of those actors. And they’re both at the top of their game in The Ref. (Which happens to be a Christmas movie, in case you didn’t know.)

Family gatherings at the holidays can be stressful things. We see that clearly in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. For every bit of utter silliness in that movie, there’s equal measure of darker dysfunction in The Ref.

For some reason, that sort of dark holiday comedy didn’t play well to the movie-goers of 1994.

But there was an audience, a pretty solid and continually growing one, for this sharp and biting commentary-filled dark comedy.

If you haven’t seen it, you should.

Watch me talk about it in today’s vlog.

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About Kier

I've been on the web since about 1994. I have a background in a lot of things, including a five year stint as a journalist and over a decade of helping people get their message out to the world.

I write on a number of subjects--everything from relationships to personal development to politics and every day life. I hope you get something worthwhile out of it.

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