I saw this when it was first released and found it even more compelling on second viewing.
The comedy is broad as the Atlantic Ocean, delivered by a cast whose faces and voices are familiar from the best Canadian TV comedy. The script blends regional humour with social commentary, taking us deep into dysfunctional family life. And only in Newfoundland could Christmas come with so many interwoven layers of chaos.
Your ears may take a bit to attune to the accents but it's a happily bizarre movie that well repays the initial effort.