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A single mom faces Thanksgiving with her domineering mother and sister.
Giving thanks looks like a tall order this year, in light of the downward spiral Claudia Larson's life has taken. On the day she's to fly home to Baltimore for her family's annual Thanksgiving gathering, Claudia's fired from a job she loves at a Chicago art museum. Nursing her pride and a bad head cold on the way to the airport, she's informed by her 15-year old daughter, Kitt, that she plans to lose her virginity to her boyfriend while her mother's out of town. Slightly dazed by this new knowledge, coupled with her fear of flying and over all physical and emotional malaise, Claudia places an urgent call to her brother Tommy in Boston, pleading for his company and support over the holiday weekend. Over the next thirty-six hours, Claudia investigates her feelings about her simultaneously overwhelming and endearing parents, Adele and Henry; her loony Aunt Glady who is a completely uninhibited beacon of truth; and her emotionally distant sister Joanne who feels trapped by responsibility.
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|MPAA Ratings:||PG-13||Premiere Info:|
|Release Date:||1995||Production Date:|
|Color/B&W:||Distributions Co:||Paramount Pictures|
|Sound:||Production Co:||.....Production Company, Polygram Filmed Entertainment .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Rainbow Travel .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Tomkats Movie Catering, Llc .....Production Company, International Film Guarantors .....Production Company, Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services .....Production Company, Pmk*Bnc .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh .....Theatrical Distributor, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group .....Theatrical Distributor, Turner Entertainment Company .....Theatrical Distributor, Paramount Pictures .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, Polygram Filmed Entertainment .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Polygram Filmed Entertainment .....World Wide Distribution Sales, Polygram Video .....Domestic Video Distributor, MGM Home Entertainment .....Domestic Video Distributor|
|Duration(mins):||Country:||United States (USA)|
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home for the holidays
kevin sellers 2015-10-21
Saw it when it first came out and my reaction then is pretty much my reaction now: Ok dysfunctional family movie, marred by an overly talky screenplay from...
Home for the Holidays (1995)
James Higgins 2009-12-30
This film doesn't always work, it's very hot or miss. When it does work it is quite good though. Holly Hunter and Anne Bancroft stand out in the...