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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>

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On the fourth Thursday in November, 84 million American families will gather together... And wonder why. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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 in the basement in her sister's house, the Step (piece of exercise equipment next to the Stair Climber) has carpet taped to the top. Later, as she leaves, the carpet has vanished. See more »

Quotes

Henry Larson: Well, opinions are like assholes, honey. Everybody's got one and everybody thinks everybody else's stinks.
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Connections

Referenced in Will & Grace: Homo for the Holidays (1999) See more »

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Puppy Love
Written by Paul Anka
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one of the saddest films you'll see
5 October 1998 | by halen-2See all my reviews

This film, when stripped of all its humour, cover-ups and bravado, is one of the saddest stories put to film in recent years. The line that strikes me the most is nearing the end, when Claudia and Leo go to Joanne's to return her Tupperware. The dialogue goes as such:

Claudia: You don't know the first thing about me, Joanne. Nothing.

Joanne: Likewise, I'm sure. [pause] If I just met you on the street, if you gave me your phone number, I'd throw it away.

Ouch. If either of my sisters said that to me I'd have to hurt them. This is a touching, heartfelt film, and I adore it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Home for the Holidays See more »

Filming Locations:

Maryland, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,007,717, 5 November 1995

Gross USA:

$17,519,169

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,519,169
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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