Thursday, November 28, 2013

Home for the Holidays

1995 American Feature

Cast: Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, Dylan McDermott, Geraldine Chaplin, Steve Guttenberg, Cynthia Stevenson, Claire Danes and David Strathairn
Director: Jodie Foster
Writer: W.D. Richter, based on the short story by Chris Radant

After losing her job, forty-year old single mom Claudia Larson has to face spending Thanksgiving with her dysfunctional family, including her overbearing parents, sardonic gay brother and overdramatic sister.



  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available


  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film.

  • Chris Radant's short story Home for the Holidays was first published in 1990 in the Boston Phoenix.
  • Filming of the Thanksgiving dinner took more than ten days, using 64 turkeys, 20 pounds of mashed potatoes, 35 pounds of stuffing, 44 pies, 30 pounds of sweet potatoes, 18 bags of mini-marshmallows and 50 gallons of juice that stood in for wine.

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