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Home for the Holidays (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 3 November 1995 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Jodie Foster

Writers:

Chris Radant (short story), W.D. Richter (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Holly Hunter ... Claudia Larson
Robert Downey Jr. ... Tommy Larson
Anne Bancroft ... Adele Larson
Charles Durning ... Henry Larson
Dylan McDermott ... Leo Fish
Geraldine Chaplin ... Aunt Glady
Steve Guttenberg ... Walter Wedman
Cynthia Stevenson ... Joanne Wedman
Claire Danes ... Kitt
Emily Ann Lloyd Emily Ann Lloyd ... Brittany Lace
Zack Duhame ... Walter Wedman Jr.
Austin Pendleton ... Peter Arnold
David Strathairn ... Russell Terziak
Amy Yasbeck ... Ginny Johnson Drewer
James Lecesne ... Ron Drewer
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Storyline

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 Cyndi Kessler <ckessler@ix.netcom.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

We'll do it every year..until we get it right See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Feriados en familia See more »

Filming Locations:

Maryland, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$17,518,220
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Steve Guttenberg is oddly missing from the family photo used in posters and covers of DVDs. There is a glaring space where someone should be on the couch next to Anne Bancroft. See more »

Goofs

When Claudia is saying goodbye to her daughter in the car outside the Chicago airport, all the cars driving by have Maryland plates because the shot was actually filmed at BWI in Maryland. See more »

Quotes

Claudia: When you go home, do you look around and wonder, "Who are these people, where did I even come from?" I mean, you look at them all, sitting there, you know... they look familiar, but who the hell are they?
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Soundtracks

Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)
Written by Harry Dacre
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Absolutely LOVE this Movie!!!
19 November 2017 | by velaritaSee all my reviews

I watch this Movie EVERY Year in and around Thanksgiving. There is a previous review that states, "Aren't the Holidays Supposed to be Fun." Well, duh-but that person totally MISSED what this movie is ALL about. That even though we love our families they can most of the time get on our last nerve. This move reminds me of my own family in many ways, and I'm thinking that this movie is hard to digest as it has in it subtle ways a heartbreaking reminder of all of our families. Suck it up butter cup because what makes this movie great is that it is hauntingly reminiscent of our own Holidays and our Family around the Holidays. Beautifully done and I LOVE the music too. It's funny and it's homey. Kudos to the actors, producer and director of this film-it's a real keeper!


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