While we’re used to upbeat, cheery movies around the Christmas season, this year we’re being treated to two films that are on the bleaker side: Les Misérables and Django Unchained.
Two stars of those movies, Anne Hathaway (Les Mis) and Samuel L. Jackson (Django) got a little competitive over just which one was more sad. Sh*t gets real when the two actors have a sad-off.
While they indulge in typical holiday activities, like making a gingerbread house and decorating the tree, they argue over poverty, death and slavery.
There’s no winner in this competition because they ultimately come to the conclusion that their silly competition is wrong and doesn’t capture the Christmas spirit. “Christmas is about bringing people together,” says Jackson, “like prostitution does.”
“Nothing says Christmas like slaves and whores,” Hathaway adds thoughtfully.
The Funny or Die sketch really reminds you of the true meaning of the holidays.