Nothing Like the Holidays (Blu-ray)

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Studio Starz/sphe
SKU 211591363
UPC 013138306982
UPC 14 00013138306982
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 7/27/2010
Rating Rating
Keywords
Christmas
Divorce
Family Interaction
Holiday
Holidays
Latinos
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Alfred De Villa (WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, YELLOW) directs this tale of a Puerto Rican family gathering at their family home in Chicago's Humboldt Park for the holidays. On the surface, the Rodriguez family has much to be thankful for this Christmas. Eldest son Mauricio (John Leguizamo) is a lawyer on the verge of making partner and his wife is a Wall Street dynamo (Debra Messing), daughter Roxanna (Vanessa Ferlito) is a movie star, and youngest son Jesse (Freddy Rodriguez) has just returned home from a tour in Iraq. For the first time in years, the three siblings will all be home for the holidays, and their parents, Anna (Elizabeth Peña) and Eduardo (Alfred Molina), are elated. Except that Mauricio's wife isn't Puerto Rican, and despite her mother-in-law's constant pleas, she's in no rush to have a baby. Meanwhile, Roxanna is more of a struggling actress then a star, and Jesse is having a hard time adjusting to regular life and facing Marissa (Melonie Diaz), the "one that got away" when he enlisted. To make matters worse, their mother suspects their father of cheating and has decided that she wants a divorce.^Overall, this is a film about a family coming together for Christmas, but learning much more about each other and themselves. More of a dramedy then a comedy, most of the laughs belong to Luis Guzmán as cousin Johnny. Jay Hernandez also appears as Ozzy, a close family friend who works at Eduardo's bodega and is struggling with his own demons. Leguizamo, Ferlito, and Rodriguez are believable as siblings who love each other even when they can't stand each other. Peña and Molina are well-cast as the matriarch and patriarch who ultimately put family first despite their differences.
Reviews
USA Today "NOTHING LIKE THE HOLIDAYS is this year's warm and fuzzy Christmas movie....The film offers some funny and heartwarming moments..."us 12/12/2008
New York Times "[A]n efficient home-for-Christmas ensemble comedy....The most engaging moments of NOTHING LIKE THE HOLIDAYS are the festive party sequences..." 12/12/2008
Chicago Sun-Times "The performers breathe real life into the characters....The dialogue, the specifics, and especially the acting take charge, and the movie becomes funny, sad, corny, romantic, heartfelt, all when it needs to be." 12/12/2008
Entertainment Weekly "[A] broad, warm, aspirational 'tis-the-season concoction about a raucous family -- mom, dad, three grown kids, assorted significant others -- reunited at Christmas." 12/19/2008 p.45
Hollywood Reporter "NOTHING LIKE THE HOLDAYS mixes family melodrama with the good cheer of the season, all with a distinct Latin flavor....The atmosphere is easygoing and the actors seem relaxed..." 12/04/2008
Directors
Alfredo de Villa
Actors
John Leguizamo
Freddy Rodriguez
Cast & Crew
Vanessa Ferlito - Star
Elizabeth Peña - Star
Luis Guzmán - Star
Debra Messing - Star
Ramses Jimenez - Star
Alfred Molina - Star
John Leguizamo - Star
Melonie Diaz - Star
Jay Hernandez - Star
Freddy Rodriguez - Star
Paul Kim - Executive Producer
Rick Najera - Screenwriter
Scott Kevan - Director of Photography
George Tillman Jr. - Producer
Paul Oakenfold - Composer
Robert Teitel - Producer
Reid Brody - Executive Producer
Freddy Rodriguez - Executive Producer
Rene Rigal - Executive Producer
Alison Swan - Screenwriter
Ted Perkins - Screenwriter
Alfredo de Villa - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2008
UPC 00013138306982
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 98 minutes
Color Color
Features
Widescreen
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray

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