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Thanksgiving Family Reunion (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy | TV Movie 23 November 2003
All Mitch Snider wants for his family is a traditional holiday feast with the relatives. The problem is that he doesn't have any. That is until he gets an invitation in the mail from his ... See full summary »

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Woodrow Snider
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Dr. Mitch Snider
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Pauline Snider
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Jill Snider
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Allison Snider
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Danny Snider
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Twig Snider
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Harley Snider
Antony Holland ...
Uncle Phil
Rheta Hutton ...
Janis (as Rheta With An 'H')
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Jimmy Hodges
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Fred Hodges
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Sheriff Kirkland
David King ...
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All Mitch Snider wants for his family is a traditional holiday feast with the relatives. The problem is that he doesn't have any. That is until he gets an invitation in the mail from his long-lost cousin Woodrow. What follows is a full-course meal of nonstop laughs when the neurotic suburbanites clash with the hippy hicks from hell in National Lampoon's most outrageous family misadventure yet. Written by Barneyk

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This Family Trip Is NO Vacation.

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, nudity and crude humor | See all certifications »
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23 November 2003 (USA)  »

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National Lampoon's Holiday Reunion  »

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Jill Snider: Are there any washing machines INSIDE the house?
Pauline Snider: No, all of our washing machines have passed away and they're not ready to be reborn yet.
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"Nothing here makes any sense"
27 November 2003 | by (Denver, CO, USA) – See all my reviews

Tasteless and embarrassing.

Tasteless exposure of nearly every embarrassing thing you never want the world to know about your family - plus a few more things that make watching this movie quite uncomfortable.

Judge Reinhold's characteristic awkward, uncomfortable performance could have been used to gain the sympathy of the viewer. Instead it became simply boring. But I don't blame him. The overall lack of comedic timing in this movie indicates serious problems throughout production. The movie had plenty of clever gag ideas as well as some bad ones. Many of the situations touched on were ones that the average person could relate to. The problem was in the amateurish implementation, nearly every - step - of - the - way. Each of the actors and actresses had good moments: good facial expressions and reactions. But, at the end of each scene, one shouldn't be left wondering "what was that all about?". The gags were thrown out there, but the scenes weren't polished: the bedroom-sharing scene ended on a very lame note. The nude shower scene was obviously intended as a gross-out piece, but that's all it was - disgusting, not funny. Even a mud-wrestling scene provides no satisfaction for the male audience. What was the point of including it, then?

"Since this project is categorized as being in production", I hope that the producers will take the time to reconnect the dots and polish up the scenes. There is potential, here, for a good movie.

Apart from that, one thing the movie managed to do quite well was to totally denigrate the profession of anesthesiology. Now, I'm not a big fan of doctors, but the absolute insult to this medical specialty was sad and unnecessary. I feel truly sorry for them, now.

The best line in the movie is one that sums up the entirety of the experience: "Nothing here makes any sense"


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