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Nothing Like the Holidays

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Nothing Like the Holidays

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
Wide Release Date:
12/12/08
performer:
John Leguizamo, Freddy Rodriguez, Vanessa Ferlito, Debra Messing, Alfred Molina
director:
Alfredo De Villa
distributor:
Overture
author:
Rick Najera, Ted Perkins
genre:
Comedy, Drama

We gave it a B

Starring: Freddy Rodriguez, John Leguizamo, Debra Messing
Directed by: Alfredo de Villa
Release date: December 12

When a Latino family reunites in Chicago for Christmas, issues bubble up at the dinner table alongside the sweet potato casserole in Nothing Like the Holidays. Jesse (Rodriguez) is recovering from his stint as a soldier in Iraq, while his brother (Leguizamo) ping-pongs between his grandchild-desiring mom (Elizabeth Peña) and his work-comes-first executive wife (Messing). Spanglish jokes aside, some family dynamics are universal.

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