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Release Date: September 19th, 1997

DVD Release Date: May 9th, 2000

R|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
Grown siblings spend an uneasy Thanksgiving weekend at their parents' home in Maine.

Cast: Arija Bareikis, Blythe Danner, Hope Davis, Laurel Holloman, Brian Kerwin, James LeGros, Julianne Moore, Roy Scheider

Director: Bart Freundlich

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Trimark, Columbia

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A low-key holiday drama that's refreshing not only because it lacks the big discovery melodrama of most similar movies but because it's entirely believable. show more

  • The characters are sharply etched but the plot is made deliberately ambiguous, suggesting that family life is so emotionally intricate that no single story can contain or explain it. show more

  • This engrossing blend of humor and heartbreak only hints at the causes, from betrayal to child abuse, of this family's dysfunction. Hang on. Attention is richly rewarded. show more

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