Home for the Holidays (1995)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance

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After losing her job, making out with her soon-to-be former boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson faces spending the holiday with her family.




  • Claire Danes in Home for the Holidays (1995)
  • Robert Downey Jr. at an event for Home for the Holidays (1995)
  • Robert Downey Jr. and Dylan McDermott in Home for the Holidays (1995)
  • Mel Gibson at an event for Home for the Holidays (1995)
  • Robert Downey Jr. and Holly Hunter in Home for the Holidays (1995)
  • Anne Bancroft and Charles Durning in Home for the Holidays (1995)

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10 October 2001 | tampasaint
| Funny, sad, thoughtful
I won't bother going into too many plot details about "Home for the Holidays." That seems to be the basis of too many other reviews. Besides, the basic plot is revealed in the title!

Instead of the plot, I'd prefer to talk about the emotions generated by this movie. Don't fool yourself into thinking this is some mindless screwball comedy. Even the first few minutes of the movie lulls you into thinking it will be an evening of high-jinks. Then, somewhere along the way, you will find that your laughter has become bittersweet. This is a movie that has its viewers relive painful family memories so common in today's society.

Do yourself a favor. Watch this movie. It will stay with you. You will find yourself going back to it occasionally, just like you find yourself every few years going home for the holidays.

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Release Date:

3 November 1995



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Maryland, USA

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,007,717 5 November 1995

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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