Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

DVD - 2001
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Claudia Larson is a divorced single mom who just lost her job and now has to fly home for the traditional family Thanksgiving in Baltimore. From the plane, she calls for reinforcements--and her brother Tommy makes it down from Boston with a little surprise: a handsome friend named Leo. Between dropping the turkey in their sister's lap and a few fist fights on the front lawn, Claudia and Tommy recapture their childhood and Claudia and Leo explore the sweet possibility of romance.

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BridgettM
Oct 28, 2016

Jodie Foster directed this gem, which is the absolute best Thanksgiving movie (yes, even better than Planes, Trains and Automobiles). The writing and ensemble cast are fantastic, portraying family dysfunction at its finest. I watch it every year. Home for the Holidays is rated PG-13 for thematic material, language and brief drug use.

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fredtrease
Oct 27, 2016

I love this movie! Great actors and great characters. Very funny and bittersweet.

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jasperbuddy
Oct 27, 2016

Yikes awful movie. I read some glowing reviews on Amazon saying it was a yearly ritual for them to watch, but I don't see how they could stand to. I watched through to the end hoping for something to make me laugh. There aren't many Thanksgiving shows, but there are more than enough dysfunctional holiday movies. It's been overdone. Pieces of April did this one so much better.

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franna
Mar 13, 2016

Couldn't get myself to care about the main character at all after 20 minutes or so and couldn't bring myself to watch the rest unfortunately. I need a character I want to root for and she wasn't living up to it.

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bdls206
Apr 12, 2011

Not one of my favorite movies, but I thought there were some good parts to it. This movie is a portrayal of the typical dysfunctional American family and the ritual reunion of Thanksgiving. Not a must see by any means, but worth a watch.

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bdls206
Apr 12, 2011

Claudia: Nobody means what they say on Thanksgiving, Mom. You know that. That's what the day's supposed to be all about, right? Torture.

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bdls206
Apr 12, 2011

Henry Larson: Well, opinions are like a**holes, honey. Everybody's got one and everybody thinks everybody else's stinks.

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bdls206
Apr 12, 2011

Adele: I'm giving thanks that we don't have to go through this for another year. Except we do, because those bastards went and put Christmas right in the middle, just to punish us.

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bdls206
Apr 12, 2011

Joanne: You're calling me a freak?
Tommy: No, I'm calling you a product of baboon lovin'. There's a distinction.

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ElainaL
Sep 02, 2014

ElainaL thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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bdls206
Apr 12, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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bdls206
Apr 12, 2011

After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson has to face spending the holiday with her family. She wonders if she can survive their crazy antics.

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bdls206
Apr 12, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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