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Thanksgiving Family Reunion (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy | TV Movie 23 November 2003
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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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 ...
Head Surgeon
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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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Pauline Snider: I put a box filled with wigs in the back incase you guys want to make it on the road.
Jill Snider: [laughing] Well if I've got kids in the car...
Pauline Snider: Oh sweet, innocent Jill, that's what gas station bathrooms are for.
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The Most Painful Thanksgiving Special in History
24 November 2003 | by (Vancouver, British Columbia) – See all my reviews

I had the chance of catching this show on television yesterday because my friend's "monster truck" was featured in the made-for-television movie. For me, and my friend, that was the highlight of this horrific production.

I can't tell you how awful this movie was -- but I will try. The script was terrible and the concept was extremely lame. If I had had any choice, I would have watched the first five minutes and then turned it off.

I don't understand how this screenplay made it from an executive's desk to the production floor with people showing confidence in it. Who in their right mind would even fund such a script! I hear some of the National Lampoon's writers are auctioning themselves off on eBay and I can understand why. I would have laid off (*cough, fired*) writers whose only potential was churning out such idiotic tripe.

In a nutshell, National Lampoon is in trouble.

The film's struggle to make people laugh falls flat on its face. The characters are not real, the actor's are not having any fun, and the director didn't know what to do with the material (not that any director would know what to do with it either). Combine that all together and you have a film where you can actually see the director shouting at the audience: LAUGH, DAMMIT!

This formula movie has no reason to exist. Nothing in this film made you care about it. None of the characters were interesting, none of the situations are even close to reality and one knows that careers are in trouble when such garbage hits the screen. Viewing this film will expose you to the following: a stupid plot, Los Angeles dwelling socialites, Idaho living yokels, cell-phone addicted teens, animals with diseases, farting pseudo-uncles, a disregard for gun safety, and my friend's truck.

Anyway, I am tired of writing this review because this film doesn't even deserve to have a review. Just know, it plain sucks. If you like movies and value your time on this planet, save your two hours and watch something else. Maybe, National Lampoon's Vacation, I know it was good.

Oh, my friend's truck was cool. I had the chance of catching this show on television yesterday because my friend's "monster truck" was featured in the made-for-television movie. For me, and my friend, that was the highlight of this horrific production.

In a nutshell, National Lampoon is in trouble.

This formula movie has no reason to exist. Nothing in this film made you care about it. None of the characters were interesting, none of the situations are even close to reality and one knows that careers are in trouble when such garbage hits the screen. Viewing this film will expose you to the following: a stupid plot, Los Angeles dwelling socialites, Idaho living yokels, cell-phone addicted teens, animals with diseases, farting pseudo-uncles, a disregard for gun safety, and my friend's truck.

If you like movies and value your time on this planet, save your two hours and watch something else. Maybe, National Lampoon's Vacation, I know it was good.

Oh, yah. My friend's truck was cool.


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