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.
2 girls wait outside a young actor's door and find out he's had them both as "only" girlfriend the last 10 months. They wait inside after breaking in. When Blake comes home he just can't stop lying but they stay.
Robert Downey Jr.,
Natasha Gregson Wagner
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Fred Tate is a prodigy. He's also a lonely, little boy with the emotional needs that his single mom covers. Worries about world problems gives him ulcer. He takes a quantum physics summer college class at 7.
Max/W.Snipes has a one night stand with Karen/N.Kinski in NYC. He returns to his wife, 2 kids and career in LA but is affected. A year later, Max and Karen meet again by chance, but this time they're with their spouses.
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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Robert Downey Jr. publicly admitted to using heroin during the making of this film. Jodie Foster wrote him a letter praising his work, but warning him that he could not keep doing this on other films. See more »
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 »
Russell 'Sad Sack' Terziak:
Well, duty calls. Merry Christmas, if I don't ever see you again. You have a nice life, Claudia.
[leaves; Claudia walks past Tommy and Leo, nearly in tears]
She'll bounce back. Trust me on this.
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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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