• Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)

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Release Date: December 12th, 2008

DVD Release Date: October 27th, 2009

PG-13|1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary
It's the Christmas season, and the scattered members of the Rodriguez family converge on their parents' Chicago home to celebrate. But, no family gathering is without its strife. Brother Jesse (Freddy Rodriguez) still pines for an old flame, eldest brother Mauricio (John Leguizamo) now has a high-powered wife who is more interested in career than children, and matriarch Anna (Elizabeth Peña) drops a bombshell when she announces her intention to divorce her children's father (Alfred Molina).

Cast: John Leguizamo, Freddy Rodriguez, Elizabeth Peña, Alfred Molina, Debra Messing, Vanessa Ferlito, Luis Guzmán, Melonie Diaz

Director: Alfredo De Villa

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: State Street Pictures, 2DS Productions

Distributors: Overture Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The situations tend toward contrivance, but the atmosphere is easygoing and the actors seem relaxed even when everyone at the family table is yelling. show more

  • It's what we need at the holidays, and it's the modest goal of a modest little picture like this--to capture something heartfelt and real. show more

  • This unassuming and unexpectedly moving picture set in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood is a sugarplum-and-sofrito affair centering on the Rodriguez household. show more

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