Home for the Holidays Reviews

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.
February 13, 2001
Foster and Richter, of course, want to do more than make audiences laugh; they want us to be touched by their characters' humanity and take an interest in a budding romance, but that rarely is the case.
January 1, 2000
The movie, which is about the Thanksgiving family reunion from hell, is not exactly a comedy and yet not a drama, either. Like many family reunions, it has a little of both elements, and the strong sense that madness is being held just out of sight.
January 1, 2000
Aside from a few effective, low-key scenes, the movie doesn't involve the viewer.
January 1, 2000
With many of the conversations going on simultaneously, it's difficult -- sometimes even impossible -- to know who is saying what and to whom.