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.
A hate crime on the campus of a New England college puts the school's dean in a position where she has to examine her own feelings about race and prejudice, while maintaining her administration's politically correct policies.
Sarah Jessica Parker,
Single-girl anxiety causes Kat Ellis (Messing) to hire a male escort (Mulroney) to pose as her boyfriend at her sister's wedding. Her plan, an attempt to dupe her ex-fiancé, who dumped her a couple years prior, proves to be her undoing.
Young Lori Anderson lost her father in a plane crash. While her mother appears to be picking up the pieces of her life, Lori isn't. She is resentful of every decision that her mother makes ... See full summary »
Sarah Jessica Parker,
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 »
Over Amy by the window while the family is gawking at Meredith outside when they first arrive. See more »
Interesting how conservatives are always portrayed by "Hollywood" as uptight, anal, and uninformed, whole liberals are informed, intelligent, and accepting. If that is for what you are looking you shall not be disappointed by this movie. Having ultra-liberal Parker play the part of the evil conservative was a stroke of genius as she, no doubt, knows the subject so well. Had negative ratings been available I would have assigned one to this movie. Totally predictable with the only redeeming quality being the winter scenery. Clayburgh is her usual character even more bitter and mean. The obligatory Gay couple tried to cover as many bases with race, physically challenged, and adoption all rolled into one "couple". The movie is cliché' from one end to the other and completely predictable. Should anyone file a class action suit against the entire film crew I would eagerly join it. This movie is a complete "miss"!
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