Funny, adult look at a dysfunctional holiday.
| Original Score: 5/5
Foster's second directorial effort is a vividly drawn if too episodic portrait of an eccentric family, well acted by the entire cast, especially Holly Hunter and Robery Downey Jr.
| Original Score: B
Jodie Foster has directed a poisoned paean to the great American tradition of torturous family gatherings.
| Original Score: 3/4
This has its fair share of laugh out loud moments and a good deal of heart.
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.
| Original Score: A-
A wonderful, big-hearted, messy Thanksgiving story.
A modest film (in every sense) which pushes the gags too hard.
As director, Jodi Foster is good with her well chosen cast
| Original Score: B-
Equal parts weirdly off-putting and humorously endearing. (Strange, I know.)
| Original Score: 3/5
Lame attempt at trying to make you feel good.
| Original Score: 2/5
WASP dysfunction done up right
Jodie Foster follows up her directing debut with this underrated, intelligent comedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
It doesn't all work, but it's entertaining.
I found myself shaking my head in embarrassed, smiling recognition.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Spirited but uneven.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
There are hundreds of films that have covered the same territory with better results.
| Original Score: 4/10
You wouldn't want to spend too much time here, but a weekend's good value
Neither caustic nor sentimental, it's a film that maybe half the people on Earth have at one time considered writing.
| Original Score: 4/4
Any screen that shares the likes of Danes, Downey and Durning at the least promises certain pleasures, and this cast delivers...
For the holidays or any other time of the year there's no place like Jodie Foster's deliciously warm-hearted and well-observed comedy.