Photo Credit: Funny or Die
It's the Christmas season, which means sharing cups of hot cocoa, donning Santa hats, and debating which is the most depressing movie in theaters. At least that's what it comes down to for Anne Hathaway and Samuel L. Jackson, who share some holiday cheer with a hilarious new Funny or Die sketch.
At first the pair seems cordial enough, wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, even though they are in sad films. But when Jackson references how bleak both of their films are (Django Unchained and Les Miserables), Hathaway starts comparing and there's no backing down from the inevitable "Sad Off" to see whose film is more depressing.
"I guess your movie is kind of dark too," Hathaway concedes, to which Jackson responds, "Interesting choice of words there Anne. You do know my film is about slavery right? You do know how that works, right?" And then the competition is on!
Watch the Sad Off (warning: strong language) below!
The video features several laugh-aloud exchanges about everything from hairstyles ("You had your hair cut off? I haven't had hair since Unbreakable," Jackson says) to politics ("When there's a French whore in the White House, then we'll talk," Hathaway professes) to Christmas carols (Anne starts to sing "Silent Night" like her tubercular character).
Probably the funniest bit is when Hathaway and Jackson are making what she thinks are regular gingerbread houses, but in fact Jackson has constructed a small slave house behind her master's house -- complete with miniature slaves.
So which movie is sadder -- the tale of the destitute and dying in 19th-century France or the tale of the enslaved and dying in 19th-century American South? You decide. Both films hit theaters on Christmas Day!