• Surviving Christmas (2004)

Surviving Christmas

Release Date: October 22nd, 2004

DVD Release Date: December 21st, 2004

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

Production Co: DreamWorks SKG

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Son, Transformation, Daughter, Wife, 2000s, Husband

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Chicago Tribune

    As light, fluffy, cockle-warming holiday entertainment, this thing is pretty sweet. show more

  • 10
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A lame comic premise, a tiresome-bordering-on-obnoxious protagonist and a script devoid of humor is a lot to overcome for any movie, and Surviving Christmas is not the one to do it. show more

  • 0
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia 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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