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Home for the Holidays (1995)

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After losing her job, making out with her soon-to-be former boss and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson faces spending the holiday with her family.

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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. Written by Cyndi Kessler <ckessler@ix.netcom.com>

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We'll do it every year..until we get it right See more »

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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3 November 1995 (USA)  »

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Home for the Holidays  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,518,220 (USA)
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Trivia

Robert Downey Jr. publicly admitted to using heroin during the making of this film. Jodie Foster wrote him a letter praising his work but warning him that he could not keep doing this on other films. See more »

Goofs

When Claudia's daughter drops her off at the airport, the distinctive red tiled pillars let the viewer know that the airport is not one located in/around Chicago, but rather is the Baltimore Washington International airport (BWI). See more »

Quotes

Russell 'Sad Sack' Terziak: Well, duty calls. Merry Christmas, if I don't ever see you again. You have a nice life, Claudia. (leaves. Claudia walks past Tommy and Leo, nearly in tears)
Tommy: She'll bounce back. Trust me on this.
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Connections

Referenced in Will & Grace: Homo for the Holidays (1999) See more »

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I Wanna Be Loved by You
Written by Bert Kalmar (as B. Kalmar), Herbert Stothart (as H. Stothart) and Harry Ruby (as H. Ruby)
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20 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

"Nobody means what they say on Thanksgiving, Mom. That's what the holiday is all about. Torture." - Claudia

That is my favorite line in this, one of my favorite movies. This is a holiday at anyone's home: a congregation of people you love beyond comprehension and hate beyond belief but are bound to by blood. There are so many wonderful and true moments in this film both funny and dramatic, that I cannot possibly name them all except to say that these moments, even the one between the sisters near the end, are what we give thanks for even if they are painful. Yes family gatherings are dreaded, but once they are over we are happy to have attended, because somewhere amidst the chaos we remember why we love these people, where we came from, who we are, and what is truly important in this life. coming to realizations such as this inevitably involves torture. we would much rather not think about it... this movie forces us to. Great movie.


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