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An uptight, conservative, businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.

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The Stone family unites in common cause when their favorite son brings his uptight girlfriend home for the Christmas holiday, with plans of proposing. Overwhelmed by the hostile reception, she begs her sister to join her for emotional support, triggering further complications. Written by Anonymous

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Feel The Love.

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content including dialogue, and drug references | See all certifications »

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16 December 2005 (USA)  »

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Untitled Thomas Bezucha Project  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$559,515 (Brazil) (13 January 2006)

Gross:

$6,061,759 (USA) (24 March 2006)
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Billy Crudup and Johnny Knoxville were expected to play the roles of Everett and Ben Stone before dropping out. The part later went to Luke Wilson. Aaron Eckhart was first cast in the role of Everett but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

Goofs

When Everett puts the ring on Julie's finger, the father (Kelly) is looking from behind Everett. When we see Kelly from the front his glasses are on top of his head. When we see him from the side, his glasses are on his face. See more »

Quotes

Ben Stone: [quoting 'Where the Wild Things Are' before he lights the tree] "And now," cried Max, "Let the wild rumpus start."
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Referenced in Peep Show: Mugging (2005) See more »

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ugh ugh ugh, waste of time
11 May 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Why would anyone waste their time making a movie like this? Its like- giving a kid a bunch of characters and a setting and asking them to either pair up the characters or kill them off. Kids would do a better job!

Annoying , irritating, but what really gets me- no one in the movie seems to understand what it is to love, I'm not surprised- hardly anyone in it has any degree of maturity.

It was a complete waste of time. I tried to watch it without being too critical, having an open mind and all that and I lasted almost till the ending. The ending really floored me. People have said here that's it such a family, sentimental movie- yeah, right. Only very devoid of sense.


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