Home for the Holidays PG-13

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: September 4, 2001
  • Originally Released: 1995
  • Label: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Digital Stereo - French
    • Dolby Digital Stereo - Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Jodie Foster - Director

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"I can see your roots, Claudia."
  - Adele Larson (ANNE BANCROFT) to her daughter, who has just come home to visit.
"So why isn't some man from Japan giving you $63 million for one lousy picture'"
  - Adele Larson (ANNE BANCROFT) to her daughter, Claudia (HOLLY HUNTER).
"Who are these people' Where did I even come from'"
  - Claudia Larson (HOLLY HUNTER), to herself, speaking about her family.

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 49


User Ratings: 12,408
Rating: A- -- Has a spirit and an ostensible shapelessness that are pure Cassavetes, enveloping a script that only seems to reach for the precise calculations of 1930s screwball comedy. Full Review
Nick's Flick Picks
Oct 2, 2006
Foster keeps the party hopping, although more dark humor would have helped before she winds it down with sentiment and bromides.
Rolling Stone
May 13, 2001
Single mom Holly Hunter is fired from her job at a Chicago museum on the very day she is due to fly back to Baltimore to cope with nutty parents, loony aunt, wacky gay brother and boring sister. That's it -- that's the plot. Read it and weep. Full Review
Daily Telegraph (UK)
Nov 27, 2017
Rating: 5/5 -- Funny, adult look at a dysfunctional holiday. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Dec 18, 2010
This has its fair share of laugh out loud moments and a good deal of heart. Full Review
Feb 27, 2008
Home for the Holidays is a perfect representation of why they say you can't go home again. Full Review
Sep 26, 2017
...An affectionately drawn, multigenerational portrait of an eccentric family....[With] a saucy, shrewdly selected cast...
Oct 30, 1995

Product Description:

This all-star, all-too-familiar tale revolves around the Thanksgiving turkey that lures a young woman home every year to her typical American family only to be embarrassed all over again by her loony relatives.

Plot Synopsis:

It's Thanksgiving, so you know what that means -- dinner with your family, for better or for worse. But Claudia Larson's woes begin right before she flies home: she loses her job, and her teenage daughter swears she will lose her virginity while Claudia is away. And when she arrives at her parents' home, things do not improve, thanks to Claudia's quirky family. This includes her meddling mom, an obnoxious gay brother, her unsmiling, resentful sister, and a very odd, flatulent aunt. The next two days will prove difficult for Claudia, but they will not be without moments of tenderness, caring and love.


Production Notes:

  • Produced by Jodie Foster's production company, Egg Pictures.
  • Color by Technicolor. Shot at the Warner Hollywood Studios in Hollywood, California and Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Released theatrically in the USA November 3, 1995.
  • Soundtrack Album available on Mercury Records, CDs and Cassettes.
  • Other music heard in the film: "Halls of Montezuma," "We Gather Together," "Bicycle Built for Two," "Rocking Horse" performed by Bunny, "Surfin' Bird" performed by The Trashmen, "I Wanna Be Loved By You," and "Free Stylin'."
  • Post-production sound facility Skywalker Ranch, Marin, California.
  • Copyright 1995 Paramount Pictures.
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 48,418
  • UPC: 027616865700
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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