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Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)

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A Puerto Rican family living in the area of Humboldt Park in west Chicago face what may be their last Christmas together.

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(as Alfredo De Villa)

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1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Alexander Bautista ...
Hector
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A Puerto Rican family living in the area of Humboldt Park in west Chicago face what may be their last Christmas together.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including some sexual dialogue, and brief drug references | See all certifications »

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12 December 2008 (USA)  »

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Humboldt Park  »

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Opening Weekend:

$3,531,664 (USA) (12 December 2008)

Gross:

$7,502,429 (USA) (23 January 2009)
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Trivia

In the movie, Alfred Molina and Elizabeth Peña play John Leguizamo's parents. In reality they are 9 years and 3 years older than him, respectively. See more »

Goofs

There is some talk, in early scenes, of Puerto Ricans carrying green cards and joining the US Army to obtain citizenship. Puerto Ricans are not considered aliens under USA law, so this is meaningless. See more »

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Christina Agulara and Katie Holmes were originally cast in roles. See more »

Connections

References Coming Home (1978) See more »

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Written by Doug E. Fresh (as Douglas Davis) and Slick Rick (as Ricky Walters)
Performed by Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew
Courtesy of Danya Records Ltd.
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An acoustic warfare
25 December 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about how a Puerto Rican family spend their eventful Christmas together.

I thought "Nothing Like the Holidays" would be a comedy with a festive environment, but it turned out to be the complete opposite. I find the film far too loud and noisy. The filmmakers seem to have a pressing urge to fill every single second with loud music or loud conversation. Sometimes two or more people talk over each other. People keep shouting, cursing and blaming at each other, firing sentences at 10 words a second. The film is like an acoustic war zone. There is no peace or quiet, serenity or tranquility.

The story is not engaging at all until the last 20 minutes or so, which finally starts to pick up. However, I was already thoroughly bored and annoyed by the movie already. "Nothing Like the Holidays" is definitely nothing like I expected.


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