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.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This film featured three performers----Geraldine Chaplin, Cynthia Stevenson, and Robert Downey Jr.----who worked with director Robert Altman. See more »
Although Claudia lives in Chicago, the shots in the museum she works in and shot of the museum steps she descends at the beginning of the film are actually shots from the Baltimore Museum of Art. See more »
You don't know the first thing about me.
Likewise, I'm sure. If I just met you on the street... if you gave me your phone number... I'd throw it away.
Well, we don't have to like each other, Jo. We're family.
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People either love or hate this film. It seems to me that, for those who hate it, there is too much going on in the scenes. The dialogue is often open ended, and the action is at times frenetic so that the viewer isn't sure where he/she should be focusing attention. That, I submit, is the true beauty of this unusual movie. It has an over the top realism that makes it a rewarding film to watch multiple times. There are so many layers in the dialogue and the acting, so many subtleties between characters, that you can watch it many times and still be noticing something new. This may be billed a comedy, but it is filled with heartbreak and tragedy, betrayal and disappointments. This is not a run of the mill feel good holiday movie. I think those who rate this movie poorly, in some way, miss that. I hope Jodie Foster directs again. She's immensely gifted.
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