Home for the Holidays Reviews

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September 7, 2011
October 18, 2008
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.
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February 9, 2006
A modest film (in every sense) which pushes the gags too hard.
May 20, 2003
Spirited but uneven.
June 18, 2002
Neither caustic nor sentimental, it's a film that maybe half the people on Earth have at one time considered writing.
May 12, 2001
Foster keeps the party hopping, although more dark humor would have helped before she winds it down with sentiment and bromides.
November 27, 2017
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.
October 18, 2017
The Larsons aren't [a] fake sort of sitcom-y zany ... They're the mix of pent-up emotions, unspoken admiration, lifelong grudges, and unconditional love that's reflected in the grand majority of real, American families.
September 26, 2017
Home for the Holidays is a perfect representation of why they say you can't go home again.
December 18, 2010
Funny, adult look at a dysfunctional holiday.
February 27, 2008
Jodie Foster has directed a poisoned paean to the great American tradition of torturous family gatherings.
February 27, 2008
This has its fair share of laugh out loud moments and a good deal of heart.
October 2, 2006
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.
May 26, 2006
A wonderful, big-hearted, messy Thanksgiving story.
June 14, 2005
As director, Jodi Foster is good with her well chosen cast
May 29, 2005
April 17, 2005
Equal parts weirdly off-putting and humorously endearing. (Strange, I know.)
April 13, 2005
Lame attempt at trying to make you feel good.
November 19, 2004
June 10, 2004
WASP dysfunction done up right
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