Nothing Like the Holidays Reviews

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December 15, 2008
The actors are all very good and seem to be enjoying themselves, but it doesn't disguise the fact that it's just pretty ordinary.
December 15, 2008
There are some standout performances from some young stars on the rise.
December 15, 2008
Harmless, predictable, contrived -- if those are the best things you can say about a movie I think you should definitely skip it.
December 14, 2008
It's kind of like going home.
December 13, 2008
A sentimental, warm-hearted and tell-all dysfunctional Puerto Rican family holiday pic.
December 13, 2008
It's a warm, friendly movie, and infinitely more human than, say, Four Christmases. It deserves credit for that.
December 12, 2008
You know that time-honored holiday dish that turns up on the table every year? The one that reappears annually because it just wouldn't be a holiday celebration without it -- even though everybody's sick of it by now?Consider this the cinematic equivalent
December 12, 2008
Yeah, people really behave this way, but they shouldn't. You want to complain about violence and sex in movies influencing kids. How about making movies that teach people to find a better way, so that the next round of grownups doesn't have so many psycho
December 12, 2008
It borrows storylines from many different films, and not just the holiday ones.
December 12, 2008
...the best scenes, which are concerned more with the ordinary interactions of families and neighbors than with pushing the plot forward, feel as natural as real life.
December 12, 2008
With help from a lively cast and a twist on the formula, it seems fresh and enticing -- like a Christmas present you didn't know you wanted but are delighted to receive.
December 12, 2008
It's as familiar and comforting as a cup of eggnog.
December 12, 2008
While there may well be nothing like the holidays, there's a lot that is dully familiar about the movie of the same name.
December 12, 2008
If the film maintained this breezy tone for the entire time, it would be a low-key charmer, but when resentments and secrets come spilling out of everyone, the film's attempts at drama can't match the comedy.
December 12, 2008
Though the turf is well-traveled, the characters' camaraderie and their palpable sense of ethnic pride trumps the predictability and makes for a tale that is pleasantly appealing.
December 12, 2008
The ensemble cast boasts some of the finest actors in the business. They do their best to breathe life into the stereotypes, but they simply don't have enough to work with.
December 12, 2008
The umpteenth holiday-family-gathering film to hit theaters in the past few years, Nothing Like the Holidays distinguishes itself from the pack with fine acting.
December 12, 2008
The whole thing's a little like the meals it spotlights. You know, while you're guiltily indulging, that it's no good for you. But that doesn't keep you from feeling full afterward.
December 12, 2008
'God is punishing me,' says the matriarch. Not just you.
December 12, 2008
Sometimes it's fun to unwrap a present even if you already know what's waiting inside.
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