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Home for the Holidays (1995)

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

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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3 November 1995 (USA)  »

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Feriados en familia  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,518,220 (USA)
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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 Bankroft. See more »

Goofs

When Claudia storms out of Tommy's car, her cap appears and disappears on the car's dashboard. See more »

Quotes

Claudia 'Clyde' Larson: You know, maybe next year will be better for you.
Russell 'Sad Sack' Terziak: Hey, yeah - or worse.
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Surfin' Bird
Written by Al Frazier, Carl White, John Harris and Turner Wilson Jr.
Performed by The Trashmen
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A cathartical experience
9 January 1999 | by (Paris) – See all my reviews

Jodie Foster managed to give us(with an outstanding ensemble of actors)a deliciously written and directed film about the tribulations of belonging to a family and the consequential heartache brought by growing apart from them as one becomes an individual. The sincerity of the script turns out to be one hell of a smash in the head to anyone that can empathize with the basic situations confronted in a typical holiday gathering. Probably the saddest part(and one that most of us who have brothers/sisters will understand) is the sudden knowledge that blood sometimes isn't enough to love somebody. The crackings in fraternal relationships are deeply touching and hard in this one, and while it is not my case, I think a mother and father will break a few tears too as the going away of children and subsequent cutting of the umbilical chord is depicted as an evident transformation that is usually more painful to the elder than to the young. The cast is magnificent, and while the film is very simple in its construction, I would avidly recommend it.


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