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PG-13| 1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
When her teenage daughter opts out of Thanksgiving, single mother Claudia Larson (Holly Hunter) travels alone to her childhood home for an explosive holiday dinner with her dysfunctional family. Claudia quickly tires of her parents, her long-suffering sister (Cynthia Stevenson), her snobby brother-in-law (Steve Guttenberg) and her nutty aunt (Geraldine Chaplin). But the evening gets interesting when sparks fly between Claudia and her brother's handsome friend Leo Fish (Dylan McDermott).

Cast: Holly Hunter , Robert Downey Jr. , Anne Bancroft , Charles Durning , Dylan McDermott , Geraldine Chaplin , Cynthia Stevenson , Steve Guttenberg

Director: Jodie Foster

Genres: Comedy

Home For The Holidays (1995)

Release Date: January 1st, 1995|1 hr. 43 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Foster keeps the party hopping, although more dark humor would have helped before she winds it down with sentiment and bromides. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Home for the Holidays strikes such a perfect note that it's hard at first to realize what an impressive balancing act it is. show more

  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    But director Jodie Foster and writer W.D.Richter aren't content to serve the usual Planes, Trains and Cliches at their Thanksgiving feast. With her keen actor's instincts, Foster piles on plenty for her terrific cast to chew on and for us to savor. [03 Nov 1995, Pg.01.D] show more

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Scenes We Love: 'Home for the Holidays'

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Thanksgiving gets somewhat shortchanged in the movies, Eli Roth fake trailers aside. Perhaps screenwriters and filmmakers think that Thanksgiving doesn't present opportunities for cinematic...

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