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.
Straight-laced Rose breaks off relations with her party girl sister, Maggie, over an indiscretion involving Rose's boyfriend. The chilly atmosphere is broken with the arrival of Ella, the grandmother neither sister knew existed.
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
The photo that Meredith gives to all of the family members of a pregnant young Sybil is actually a picture of young Diane Keaton. However, Keaton has never been pregnant and the photo was edited to make her look so. See more »
In the movie the character Amy Stone wasn't engaged. But in many scenes and best represented in the scene where Amy is opening the gift from Brad, the actress Rachel McAdams is seen having a ring on her left ring finger, possibly an engagement ring since she and Ryan Gosling were still together at the time. See more »
This may be the worst film I have ever seen. The deaf, homosexual, interracial, gay adopting (I probably left something out)character was the most contrived, liberal and idiotic ploy ever forced on an audience. Dianne Keaton's comment about some guy popping her daughter's cherry was disgusting and unrealistic. All the unfunny jokes are mean spirited. I have lost any respect I had for the Coach for accepting such a role. He must be broke. I would recommend laying on a bed of nails or attempting to wear a beard of bees as alternatives to watching this film. Like many others have said, the film leaves you feeling bad. If you have a suicidal or homicidal reaction to the film you are right on target.
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