"The Best Man Holiday," Malcolm D. Lee's sequel to his 1999's "The Best Man," reunites the original movie's cast, including Morris Chestnut, Monica Calhoun, Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Sanaa Lathan, Terrence Howard, Regina Hall, and Harold Perrineau. The film picks up 15 years later, when the college friends reunite for the Christmas holiday. However, while a whole lot of time may have passed, the romantic tensions and forgotten rivalries start to brew up again. In Alexander Payne's ("The Descendants") "Nebraska," Bruce Dern plays aging Woody, a man of little words in denial of his drinking problem. When Woody receives a marketing letter in the mail informing him that he's won a million dollars, he believes it and attempts to travel to collect his prize. Unable to convince him of the false letter, his son David (Will Forte) begrudgingly offers to drive his father to Nebraska to earn his winnings.
Also, in limited release:
- "The Starving Games," as you can probably guess from the title, is a "Hunger Games" spoof where Kantmiss Evershot competes for her life, and also for a foot-long sub and a half-eaten pickle.
- In "Charlie Countryman," Shia LaBeouf plays a young man travelling to Romania who falls for a girl (Evan Rachel Wood), but gets caught up in dangerous with her violent ex (Mads Mikkelsen).
- Peter Bogdanovich stars in "Cold Turkey," a drama about a dysfunctional family getting together for the Thanksgiving holiday.
- Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon play a minimum wage employed, Florida couple dealing with an unexpected pregnancy in "Sunlight Jr."
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