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Fitzgerald Family Christmas

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Edward Burns

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About the Movie

From Tribeca Film. Starring Edward Burns. The siblings of the Fitzgerald family must decide if the dad who abandoned them 20 years ago can come home for Christmas. Can the big Irish clan get past their grievances to be a family again?

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 25
  • Fresh: 16
  • Rotten: 9
  • Average Rating: 6.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Manages the considerable feat of interweaving the personal dramas of nine members of a boisterous Irish-American clan into a coherent mosaic with a streamlined narrative drive. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Dec 6, 2012

Fresh: A holiday-themed piece shot through with humor and heartbreak. No bull. And low on sappy. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Dec 10, 2012

Rotten: So little action takes place that really, the setting could just be adjoining couches, with characters shouting affectionate quips and insults at each other. – Mary F. Pols, TIME Magazine, Dec 6, 2012

Fresh: An unpretentiously ingratiating dramedy about members of an Irish-American clan drawn together, whether they want to be or not, for a yuletide celebration. – Joe Leydon, Variety, Dec 3, 2012

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Customer Reviews

LUV Ed Burns!!!

What a great, simple, holiday classic! Edward Burns is a master at the indy storytelling of themes that we take for granted in our society, our families and our friends! He also demonstrates that THE STORY is the most important by keeping his films on a small budget that inspires film students, filmmakers and people who just love films that big ideas does not always mean big budgets! Keep your Michael Bay bangs & crashes...I'll take an Edward Burns film from the core....any day!

Best Film I've Seen This Year

Written, produced, directed and acted by Ed Burns - give this guy an award. If you have a crazy family this movie has bits and pieces of the relationships you probably have with those close but distant members. Great movie. Great acting. Probably will become a Christmas Classic.

Great Ed Burns flick

Funny, great dialogue, and hits all the right emotions. Terrific film.

Fitzgerald Family Christmas
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Holiday
  • Released: 2012

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