The equivalent of somebody killing the mood by telling a joke that starts somewhat humorous and ends awkwardly personal and with no punchline, HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS is Jodie Foster's attempt at directing a comedy. Listen to Alex and Julio celebrate Thanksgiving by squirming through a movie that miscasts Steve Guttenberg as a grump, Dylan McDermott as someone who's supposed to be charismatic, and a coked-out Robert Downey Jr. as someone who's not supposed to be coked-out. Not even the unstoppable charm of Holly Hunter on pure loser mode can salvage a project that seems determined to portray the Ultimate American Family Gathering as a relentless nightmare. #NotMyThanksgiving.
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- Is NIRVANA UNPLUGGED the best Nirvana album? Alex and his Uber driver seem to think so.
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