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
Luke Wilson chipped a tooth while filming this movie and asked Diane Keaton to recommend a dentist. Keaton decided to play a joke on him and, when he called the number she had given him, it was actually the number to a psychologist. See more »
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 »
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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