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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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Storyline

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

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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)  »

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 Tommy Larsen is on Leo Fish's shoulders changing the light bulb on the porch at Aunt Gladys's house, they fall over and the blue mat they land on pops up and remains visible. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in Outsourced: Home for the Diwalidays (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

The Very Thought of You
Written by Ray Noble
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
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User Reviews

Why I love this movie
3 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

I love this movie!! I watch it again and again it is so very funny. Holly Hunter is hysterical and so is her nutty family!!! I have to watch it every thanksgiving! I just love it!! My favorite part of the movie is when Tommy Larson played by Robert Downey Jr. comes home and wakes his family. we laugh until we cry. I think it is a really funny movie . I think every one can relate to having an off the wall relative like Aunt Gladys. If you are looking for a movie that is funny and all about family this is good for a laugh. The family is funny and real I have a sister just like Joanne. The overall movie is just simply funny and to laugh at them as a family is to laugh at your self.


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