Home for the Holidays is a comedy movie that came in 1995. Jodie Foster has directed the movie, and Peggy Rajski and Foster have produced the movie. W.D. Richter had written the screenplay of the movie based on Chris Radant’s short story. The film shows Claudia Larson, who is a young woman and has recently lost her job. She kisses her ex-boss and then becomes aware of the plans her daughter has for the upcoming holidays. She then goes to Chicago to spend some time with her dysfunctional family on Thanksgiving.
The Plot of Home for the Holidays
As a result of the budget cuts, Clauida Larson is removed from her job. She is a single mom. She goes to Baltimore to spend Thanksgiving with her family, including her parents, Henry and Adele Larson. Her only child Kitt decided to spend her holidays with her boyfriend. Kitt informs her mother, Clauida, that she has intentions to have sex with her boyfriend while she’ll be in Baltimore.
Claudia makes a phone call to Tommy and tells him that she has been fired from her job and that Kitt plans to have sex with her boyfriend in her absence. On reaching the airport, Claudia is greeted by her parents. Claudia tells them that she is looking for more job options. Her mother suspects that she has lost her job to which she denies. Some members arrive, including Aunt Glady, who shows some signs of dementia and once used to be a fabulous teacher of Latin.
When Claudia was returning back to home, she came across her classmate. Family members are coming to their homes one after another. Joanne Wedman, who is Claudia’s sister, also comes. Her husband is Walter, and they together have two children who can be considered spoiled. What happens in the movie Home for Holidays, you’ll have to discover by yourself.
The Cast of Home for the Holidays
The movie shows Holly Hunter in the role of Claudia Larson, Anne Bancroft in the role of Adele Larson, Robert Downey Jr. in the role of Tommy Larson, Claire Danes in the role of Kitt Larson, Dylan McDermott in the role of Leo Fish, Charles Durning in the role of Henry Larson, Austin Pendleton in the role of peter Arnold, Steven Guttenberg in the role of Walter Wedman, and Geraldine Chaplin in the role of Aunt Glady.
Cynthia Stevenson in the role of Joanne Larson Wedman, Emily Ann Llyod in the role of Brittany Lace Wedman, David Strathairn in the role of Russell Terziak, Zach Duhame in the role of Walter Wedman, Celeste Lecesne in the role of Ron Drewer, Amy Yasbeck in the role of Ginny Johnson Drewer, Angela Paton, Sam Slovick, Randy Stone, and Shawn Hatosy.
Where can You Watch Home for the Holidays?
You can enjoy the 1995 movie Home for Holidays on Roku, Kanopy, and Pluto TV. You can also buy or rent the movie on Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, Microsoft Store, and Apple T.V.
More About Home for the Holidays
The movie Home for the Holidays was released by Paramount Pictures in November 1995 in North America and globally by PloyGram Filmed Entertainment. The movie received mixed reviews and has been rated 64% on Rotten Tomatoes and 56/100 on Metacritic.