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.
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
In the final scene, which takes place one year later, Amy (Rachel McAdams) is wearing Sybil's (Diane Keaton) oversized ring. See more »
When Ben is telling Meredith not to dilly dally, his shirt is outside of his pants. Then when he is talking to Everett it is tucked inside his pants. See more »
[Kelly and Ben are seated in an empty football field with a plate of suspected pot-laced brownies Kelly's eating]
You want a brownie?
[after a long pause]
So... it's worse this time... isn't it?
What do you mean?
Mom... Dad. I mean Mom.
It's not good. We only found out a couple of weeks ago.
But she'd known longer than that.
Well, we weren't sure. And she wanted to wait, you know... until after Christmas to tell you kids.
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Kudos goes to the entire cast of this amazingly sweet, but darkly twisted movie about family relationships and the holidays. Every person in the cast makes this worth seeing, but extra hollers go to Sarah Jessica Parker for NOT being Carrie Bradshaw and to Rachel McAdams, who once again, plays a convincing mean girl. Not only are the relationships believable (a bit smarmy at times, but nothing overly nauseating), the unraveling of the story that happens makes this not just about the holidays but about relationships, family and life. Btw, can we PLEASE make sure Craig T. Nelson shows up in more movies? He and Diane Keaton were amazingly believable and I just adore this teddy bear of a man!!
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