• Home for the Holidays (1995)

Home for the Holidays

Release Date: November 3rd, 1995

DVD Release Date: September 4th, 2001

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

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Egg Pictures

Keywords: Transformation, Love interest, Emotional, Daughter, Love, Brother, Amusing, 1990s, Growing up, Rivalry, Sister

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Foster directs the film with a sure eye for the revealing little natural moment. show more

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling 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 LaSalleSan 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

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