Well, we aren't doing too well with our "Thanksgiving" themed movie choices for this blog. Today's movie review is on the 1995 film Home for the Holidays with Robert Downy Jr and Holly Hunter. It's about a woman, Claudia (Holly Hunter), who goes home for the holidays (if you couldn't have guessed that already) and well, her family is a bit off their rocker. Her mom is one of those moms that pries in every part of her life, her brother likes to stir the pot with all his shenanigans, and her sister is way too proper for a person to be. Nevertheless, when her whole family is over for Thanksgiving, chaos ensues.
Claudia's brother, Tommy (Robert Downy Jr's character), does so many things that I think are considered to be jokes? It seems that he is completely immature for the entire movie. Why on earth does he feel the need to take naked pictures of his SISTER? That's super weird. He even "accidentally" throws the turkey at his other sister just to piss her off.
time they were finally sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner, I was starting to think "Is this movie over yet?" Guess what, that was only half way through the movie (yes, I paused just to see). So the remainder of the movie I just kept wanting it to be over. I wouldn't say it was because it was one awkward scene after the other, that's fine, it was just so boring! Nothing much happens. I feel like it could have been a good movie if it was 1. more structured and 2. the delivery of everything was done differently. It felt so dry - probably how the turkey was on the table.
The most awkward scene I think is when the Aunt is giving a speech to the family about her undying love for her brother-in-law. Was it necessary to put this in there? She was definitely the most interesting character though. I also kind of wish we could have seen Claudia's daughter there. Why didn't she take her along?
One more thing. What was the purpose behind the transition stills? It was like it was breaking up the movie into sections, and those sections titles didn't even have a purpose I don't think. The last one was "The Point." Is that referring to "the point" of the movie, because they definitely didn't explain to me anything. Well, I have run out of things to say. This movie was awful and I would like that 1 hour and 45 minutes back please. I'm giving it a rating of "Hated It." Please don't watch this movie folks, unless you want to take a nap.
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"
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