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Home for the Holidays (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 3 November 1995 (USA)
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

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,518,220 (USA)
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Trivia

Steve Guttenberg is oddly missing from the family photo used in posters and covers of dvds. There is a glaring space where "someone" should be on the couch next to Anne Bankroft. See more »

Goofs

When entire family is at dinner table, Aunt Gladdy is asleep, then passing food, then asleep again. See more »

Quotes

Leo: Walter, when you say "cash is king," what's that mean?
Walter: Cash is the fossil fuel that keeps our economic pistons pumping.
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Connections

Referenced in Hope & Faith: Phone Home for the Holidays (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Evil Ways
Written by Clarence A. Henry
Performed by Rusted Root
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A cathartical experience
9 January 1999 | by (Paris) – See all my reviews

Jodie Foster managed to give us(with an outstanding ensemble of actors)a deliciously written and directed film about the tribulations of belonging to a family and the consequential heartache brought by growing apart from them as one becomes an individual. The sincerity of the script turns out to be one hell of a smash in the head to anyone that can empathize with the basic situations confronted in a typical holiday gathering. Probably the saddest part(and one that most of us who have brothers/sisters will understand) is the sudden knowledge that blood sometimes isn't enough to love somebody. The crackings in fraternal relationships are deeply touching and hard in this one, and while it is not my case, I think a mother and father will break a few tears too as the going away of children and subsequent cutting of the umbilical chord is depicted as an evident transformation that is usually more painful to the elder than to the young. The cast is magnificent, and while the film is very simple in its construction, I would avidly recommend it.


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