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This Christmas

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Regina King, This Christmas
Suzanne Tenner

This Christmas

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
120 minutes
Wide Release Date:
11/21/07
performer:
Loretta Devine, Regina King, Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba
director:
Preston A. Whitmore II
distributor:
Screen Gems Inc.
author:
75521
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B

Can I be adopted by the Whitfields? Everyone in this madly good-looking clan has got soapy problems as befits an aspirational, say-amen holiday movie. But reunite the family This Christmas in the big, beautiful L.A. house of the indefatigable matriarch known as Ma’ Dere and it’s all good. Mostly because the cast is such a powerhouse group, beginning with a blazing Loretta Devine (Grey’s Anatomy) as Ma’ Dere, Delroy Lindo as her man, The Wire‘s Idris Elba as prodigal eldest son, and the great Regina King (24) as bossy oldest sister. B

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