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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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On the fourth Thursday in November, 84 million American families will gather together... And wonder why. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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3 November 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Feriados en familia  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$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 entire family is at dinner table, you can see the rod used to launch the turkey onto Joann. See more »

Quotes

Tommy: Where ya been? We ate already.
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Features Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

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Pick Yourself Up
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Underrated, underviewed.
28 October 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

People either love or hate this film. It seems to me that, for those who hate it, there is too much going on in the scenes. The dialogue is often open ended, and the action is at times frenetic so that the viewer isn't sure where he/she should be focusing attention. That, I submit, is the true beauty of this unusual movie. It has an over the top realism that makes it a rewarding film to watch multiple times. There are so many layers in the dialogue and the acting, so many subtleties between characters, that you can watch it many times and still be noticing something new. This may be billed a comedy, but it is filled with heartbreak and tragedy, betrayal and disappointments. This is not a run of the mill feel good holiday movie. I think those who rate this movie poorly, in some way, miss that. I hope Jodie Foster directs again. She's immensely gifted.


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