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.

Details

Release details

Duration:
103 mins

Cast and crew

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