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Director: Jodie Foster     Starring: Robert Downey Holly Hunter
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40156419
UPC: 027616865700
UPC 14: 00027616865700
Rating: Game Rating Code
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On the fourth Thursday in November, 84 million American families will gather together...And wonder why.
On the fourth thursday in november, 84 million american families will gather together... And wonder why.

"A thoroughly entertaining slice of life!  The Hollywood Reporter
"Two Thumbs Up!  Siskel & Ebert

Editor's Note
This all-star, all-too-familiar tale revolves around the Thanksgiving turkey that lures a young woman home every year to her typical American family only to be embarrassed all over again by her loony relatives.


Video Features DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.95:1, Commentary, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), French, Spanish, Subtitled, Trailers

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: MGM
Video Release Date Release Date: 10/9/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 103 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1995
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 1002359
Video UPC UPC: 00027616865700
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Anne Bancroft
Video Cast Info Charles Durning
Video Cast Info Holly Hunter
Video Cast Info Robert Downey Jr.
Video Cast Info Jodie Foster - Director
Video Cast Info Lajos Koltai - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Mark Isham - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Jodie Foster, et al. - Producer
Video Cast Info Chris Radant - Story By
Video Cast Info W.D. Richter - Writer
Plot Summary
It's Thanksgiving, so you know what that means -- dinner with your family, for better or for worse. But Claudia Larson's woes begin right before she flies home: she loses her job, and her teenage daughter swears she will lose her virginity while Claudia is away. And when she arrives at her parents' home, things do not improve, thanks to Claudia's quirky family. This includes her meddling mom, an obnoxious gay brother, her unsmiling, resentful sister, and a very odd, flatulent aunt. The next two days will prove difficult for Claudia, but they will not be without moments of tenderness, caring and love.

Memorable Quotes

"I can see your roots, Claudia." ---- Adele Larson (ANNE BANCROFT) to her daughter, who has just come home to visit.

"So why isn't some man from Japan giving you $63 million for one lousy picture?" ---- Adele Larson (ANNE BANCROFT) to her daughter, Claudia (HOLLY HUNTER).

"Who are these people? Where did I even come from?" ---- Claudia Larson (HOLLY HUNTER), to herself, speaking about her family.

Professional Reviews

Sight and Sound
"...Wonderful performances....Refreshingly, this is a film which stretches the definition of family comedy..." 12/01/1996 p.47-8

USA Today
"...The script slices under the skin of this bird, pricking the festering tension that surfaces at any clan gathering..." -- 3 out of 4 stars 11/03/1995 p.1D

"...An affectionately drawn, multigenerational portrait of an eccentric family....[With] a saucy, shrewdly selected cast..." 10/30/1995

Chicago Sun-Times 8 of 10
What is just right about Home For The Holidays is that none of the characters act as if they are experiencing any of this for the first time... Foster directs the film with a sure eye for revealing little natural moments... Holly Hunter is a wonderful actress... - Roger Ebert

San Francisco Chronicle 7 of 10
...strikes such a perfect note that it's hard to at first realize what an impressive balancing act it is... Neigher caustic nor sentimental, it's a film that maybe half the people walking the earth have at one time considered writing... Until I saw this movie I thought only my family was like this... [it] will hit a lot of people where they live. - Mick LaSalle

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Hunter,Holly
Product attributeLabel:   Mgm Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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