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The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama | 7 December 2012 (USA)
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The adult siblings of the Fitzgerald family prepare for their estranged father to return home for Christmas for the first time since he walked out on his family 20 years ago.

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The adult siblings of the Fitzgerald family prepare for their estranged father to return home for Christmas for the first time since he walked out on his family 20 years ago.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material, language, some sexual and drug references.

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$13,800 (USA) (7 December 2012)

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At the beginning of the movie, Burns is backing out of the driveway in a standard Yukon. A few minutes layer he pulls up to his sister's house in a Yukon XL. See more »

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Featured in Maltin on Movies: Playing for Keeps (2012) See more »

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Performed by Frannybird
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An authentic family drama that every NY Irish-American family will relate to
20 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a wonderful film. The characters, the relationships, the situations are all so real. Seven adult siblings are negotiating coming together for Christmas, after having bailed on their mother's 70th birthday party the night before. The oldest brother, played by Ed Burns, tries to bring the family together but must deal with all the various conflicts and alliances that naturally occur in a large family. The plot revolves around the absent father, who abandoned the family 20 years earlier and who now wants to reunite with the family for Christmas. All very authentic and moving, without ever becoming melodramatic. Anita Gillette, the actress playing the family matriarch, is absolutely amazing. And Ed Burns is fabulous, as usual. This should be an annual Christmas movie!


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