Home for the Holidays

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

'Wait till you see your father's organ - he can't keep his hands off it!' No, not a line from some forgotten British farce, but Bancroft to Hunter in Jodie Foster's family-relationships comedy that stoops to fart jokes and dotty maiden aunts before divesting itself of a none-too-pressing homily: 'We don't have to like each other - we're family.' Hunter is Claudia, who makes the pilgrimage home for Thanksgiving with a bad cold and a worse temper: her life's a mess. Her parents (Bancroft and Durning) bicker constantly, her brother (Downey) shows up with a mysterious male friend (McDermott), and her sister (Stevenson) can't contain her resentment towards all and sundry. It's shaping up to be a hell of a weekend. A modest film (in every sense) which pushes the gags too hard.

By: TCh


Release details

103 mins

Cast and crew

Jodie Foster
WD Richter
Holly Hunter
Anne Bancroft
Robert Downey Jr
Charles Durning
Dylan McDermott
Steve Guttenberg
Cynthia Stevenson
Claire Danes
Geraldine Chaplin
Austin Pendleton
David Strathairn
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