HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Release Date: November 03, 1995
Starring: Holly Hunter, Robert Downey
Jr. & Anne Bancroft
Runtime: Approx. 102 minutes
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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS deals with those times during the year when families get together. Even though they might not get along, they still have those family dinners year after year because of tradition. The movie has some funny moments, but is marred by foul language and a mediocre script. The story shows how people can talk to each other, but not really listen. Jodie Foster's directing is first-rate. Regrettably, the story doesn't have the moral fiber which is the essence of a good, entertaining movie like FATHER OF THE BRIDE II. Therefore, HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS never rises above mediocrity. She brings all the characters into the light, giving us a look at each of their idiosyncrasies. Even so, it can't rise above a level of mediocrity - like a turkey dinner that doesn't sit well.