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Surviving Christmas (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  22 October 2004 (USA)
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A lonely, obnoxious young millionaire pays a family to spend Christmas with him.

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Drew Latham is an executive leading an empty, shallow life with only wealth on his side. Facing another lonely Christmas ahead, Drew wants to revisit his old childhood home and possibly relive some old holiday memories. But when he arrives, he finds that the house in which he was raised is no longer the home in which he grew up. Inhabited by another family, Drew offers a nice financial reward that has the family ringing. But is Drew's generous cash offer only the beginning of an annoying visitor who's a little too overeager to celebrate Christmas? Written by monkeykingma

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and a brief drug reference | See all certifications »

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$4,441,356 (USA) (22 October 2004)

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$11,198,345 (USA) (19 November 2004)
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The production was shot without a completed script. As a result, there were many delays and arguments over what to shoot. Actor James Gandolfini admitted in behind the scenes interview that most of the film was "improvised". See more »

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About halfway through the movie Drew and Alicia are sick and they turn on the TV. The song (video) playing was "Cherry Pie" by Warrant. The captions say, "Poison: Cherry Pie". See more »

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Drew Latham: Folks, my firm's done a tremendous amount of marketing research and we've discovered two critical things, one; most Americans feel that Christmas is a time for family. Two; most Americans feel that in order to stand being around their family, for even one or two days, they need to swill as much alcohol as humanly possible.
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Written by Gary Rossington & Ronnie Van Zant
Performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A joyful Christmas movie
1 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Its a good thing I rented the movie before seeing the viewer rating from this site. It was a wonderful movie that I will be adding to my Christmas selection. The cast was wonderfully chosen and Ben Affleck plays a good leading role. I would tell viewers who have not seen the movie to go ahead and buy it. I rate it right up there with Christmas vacation. The movie was very funny and well written and Ben plays the eccentric rich executive very well. The things he says and does is just how I would imagine a person with too much money to act. The movie is much funnier than The Santa Claus and Christmas With The Kranks. Plus it has a good story line and teaches the true meaning of Christmas which is you can't buy love with money.


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