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PG-13| 1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
A wealthy executive, Drew Latham (Ben Affleck) has no close relationships and becomes nostalgic for his childhood home as Christmas approaches. When he visits the house and finds another family living there, he offers the residents, Tom Valco (James Gandolfini) and his wife, Christine (Catherine O'Hara), a large sum of money to pretend they are his parents. Soon Drew tests the couple's patience, and, when their daughter, Alicia (Christina Applegate), arrives, things get increasingly tense.

Cast: Ben Affleck , James Gandolfini , Christina Applegate , Catherine O'Hara , Josh Zuckerman , Bill Macy , Jennifer Morrison , Udo Kier

Director: Mike Mitchell

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: DreamWorks SKG

Surviving Christmas (2004)

Release Date: October 22nd, 2004|1 hr. 30 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Everything about it is manufactured -- the emotions are false, the sentiments are phony, and the story is a construction of mirthless silliness. It's a product, not a creative expression. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Some screwball moments elicit a chuckle or two, but the script is weak and the characterizations clichéd. show more

  • NA
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    So bad you're nostalgic for "Gigli." So painful you need an epidural. So mindless you'll lose yours wondering, "What were they thinking?" show more

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