Home for the Holidays Synopsis
Single mom's (Holly Hunter) Thanksgiving with her dysfunctional clan.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Home for the Holidays strikes such a perfect note that it's hard at first to realize what an impressive balancing act it is.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Foster directs the film with a sure eye for the revealing little natural moment.
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75

TV Guide

From a sharp, jaundiced script by W.D. Richter ("Buckaroo Banzai"), Jodie Foster has directed a poisoned paean to the great American...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Foster keeps the party hopping, although more dark humor would have helped before she winds it down with sentiment and bromides.
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75

San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
Foster has whipped the actors into the sort of comic frenzy usually reserved for farce, and the ready-for-anything energy serves the...
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60

Empire

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There are few surprises on offer here; the comedy is engaging without ever being side-splitting, the dramatic conflict convinces without...
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Overall, the movie stresses the more painful and awkward moments; moments that might be classified as "heartwarming" are rare. This results...
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50

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
But director Jodie Foster and writer W.D.Richter aren't content to serve the usual Planes, Trains and Cliches at their Thanksgiving feast....
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Foster's film offers its fair share of laughs, although most come at the expense of "easy mark" characters. Dramatically, however, the...
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Foster, working from a patchy, meandering script by W.D. Richter, produces scene after scene of rudderless banter. The movie is all asides,...
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home for the holidays

By millsy
grea cast but the whole movie was a jumble of confusion with absolutely no point or plot.poorly written. a total waste of time. dont bother...

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Rated PG-13
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Funny, adult look at a dysfunctional holiday.
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