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How About You... (2007)

HOW ABOUT YOU tells the story of Ellie, a young woman left in charge of the residential home run by her older sister, over the Christmas period. Whilst most of the residents have left to ... See full summary »

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HOW ABOUT YOU tells the story of Ellie, a young woman left in charge of the residential home run by her older sister, over the Christmas period. Whilst most of the residents have left to spend the festive period with their families, four residents, known as 'the hardcore' remain. Their behavior is so terrible that the home faces closure as potential new residents are put off by their appalling antics. Written by Anonymous

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16 November 2007 (Ireland)  »

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La grandeza de vivir  »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,022 (USA) (14 November 2008)

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$77,588 (USA) (24 April 2009)
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[first lines]
Donald Vanston: Damned cars on the lawn. Shit.
Heather Nightingale: That's it!
Hazel Nightingale: I don't want to go.
Heather Nightingale: They're trying to get rid of us before they arrived.
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Let There Be Love
Written by Ian Grant and Lionel Rand
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
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Surprisingly good
24 December 2008 | by (Silver Lake, Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

A story of four spiteful nursing home residents spending Christmas with a young hippie type of girl as their caregiver.

This overlooked holiday movie gives us some fairly memorable characters, sort of like Grumpy Old People who are stuck in a nursing home during Christmas. The young, pothead caregiver watching over them goes from apathetic to ticked off when they pull their curmudgeon routines on her.

The acting is good, atmosphere and cinematography are spot on, the whole production is as good as any large budget feature. The characters get developed during the movie, from the young girl learning to live her own life and accept some responsibility, to the old folks who learn that they can live a little while they are waiting to die.

There's a lot to like in this movie. It has some genuine holiday spirit and a decent ending. It's hard to say why more people haven't seen it because it is worth watching.


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