Home For the Holidays

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On the fourth thursday in november, 84 million american families will gather together... And wonder why.

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Studio MGM
SKU 40156419
UPC 027616865700
UPC 14 00027616865700
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Family Interaction
Holiday
Holidays
Mishaps
Thanksgiving
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
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.
Plot Summary
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
Quote "I can see your roots, Claudia." -- Adele Larson (ANNE BANCROFT) to her daughter, who has just come home to visit.
Quote "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).
Quote "Who are these people? Where did I even come from?" -- Claudia Larson (HOLLY HUNTER), to herself, speaking about her family.
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
Variety "...An affectionately drawn, multigenerational portrait of an eccentric family....[With] a saucy, shrewdly selected cast..." 10/30/1995
Directors
Jodie Foster
Actors
Robert Downey
Holly Hunter
Cast & Crew
Anne Bancroft - Actor
Charles Durning - Actor
Holly Hunter - Actor
Robert Downey Jr. - Actor
Jodie Foster - Director
Lajos Koltai - Director of Photography
Mark Isham - Musical Score
Jodie Foster, et al. - Producer
Chris Radant - Story By
W.D. Richter - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1995
Catalog ID 1002359
UPC 00027616865700
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 103 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Reviews
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review 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...
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ReviewPage
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review ...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.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Mick LaSalle
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.95:1, Commentary, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), French, Spanish, Subtitled, Trailers
Product Attributes
Actor Hunter,Holly
Label Mgm Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
The Hollywood Reporter A thoroughly entertaining slice of life!
Siskel & Ebert Two Thumbs Up!

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