After losing her job, making out with her soon-to-be former boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson faces spending the holiday with her family.
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After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson has to face spending the holiday with her family. She wonders if she can survive their crazy antics.Written by
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Claudia Larson (Holly Hunter) is having a string of bad luck starting with her losing her job. Over the Thanksgiving holiday she agrees to go home but it doesn't take long for her annoying family to start eating at her.
Jodie Foster's HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS takes a rather formula plot and manages to make it something quite memorable thanks in large part to her direction as well as some really great performances. We've seen these type of family-get-together-at-the-holidays movies throughout history yet Foster manages to make this film feel quite original and real.
I think what I enjoyed most about this film is the fact that you feel as if you're watching a real family react to one another. So often characters are just thrown into movies for drama or laughs but the characters in HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS feel real and this helps the laughs and the drama. You just really do feel as if you've dropped in on these characters, their problems and you pretty much just go along for the laughs and the drama.
The performances are certainly a major factor with Hunter once again delivering some great work. Most people remember here as a dramatic actress but I thought her comic timing here was flawless and especially her chemistry with Robert Downey, Jr. Both of them are excellent in the film and even better together. You've got vets like Anne Bancroft and Charles Durning doing great work and also a strong supporting cast with the likes of Dylan McDermott, Steve Guttenberg and Geraldine Chaplin.
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