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Nothing Like the Holidays

  PG-13 HD Closed Captioning

Alfredo De Villa

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Plot Summary

It’s Christmastime and the far-flung members of the Rodriguez family are converging at their parent’s home in Chicago to celebrate the season and rejoice in their youngest brothers safe return from combat overseas. For Jesse (Freddy Rodriguez of Six Feet Under), coming home has rekindled feelings for an old flame, although she cant seem to forgive him for leaving. His older sister Roxanna, a struggling actress, has been chasing her Hollywood dreams for years with little to show for it. And much to the dismay of their mother Anna, eldest brother Mauricio (John Leguizamo of The Happening, The Take) brings home a high-powered executive wife (Debra Messing of Will & Grace, The Starter Wife) who would rather raise capital than a child. When the Rodriguezes learn that one of their own is facing a true crisis, old resentments are forgotten and familial bonds are re-affirmed with the healing power of laughter.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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52%
  • Reviews Counted: 94
  • Fresh: 49
  • Rotten: 45
  • Average Rating: 5.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: An efficient home-for-Christmas ensemble comedy trimmed with plastic teardrops. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Though the turf is well-traveled, the characters' camaraderie and their palpable sense of ethnic pride trumps the predictability and makes for a tale that is pleasantly appealing. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: With help from a lively cast and a twist on the formula, it seems fresh and enticing -- like a Christmas present you didn't know you wanted but are delighted to receive. – Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: 'God is punishing me,' says the matriarch. Not just you. – Kyle Smith, New York Post, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Good holiday movie

Great holiday movie with laughs also. Mite not be as funny as step brothers but it's still pretty funny. 5 stars

Classic Christmas movie!

I'm a little surprised by the mixed reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. This is probably one of the best least know or heard of Christmas movies. I freely admit I am a little biased because this movie is set in my neighborhood (Humboldt Park/Ukranian Village Chicago, IL) but the story line is actually really good as well. If you live in Chicago, this movie is a MUST! It's in my top 5 Christmas movies of all time. Highly recommneded for everyone.

Nothing Like the Holidays
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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2008

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