Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

Holly Hunter
Director: Jodie Foster Cast: Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
, Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
, Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
Jodie Foster

DVD (Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo)

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Jodie Foster's humorous portrayal of an odd dysfunctional family coming together for Thanksgiving dinner should strike a chord with anyone who has ever weathered the holidays -- and survived. Home for the Holidays features a very nice 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen presentation that sports vivid colors, solid flesh tones, and even black levels. Although there is a small amount of grain and dirt in certain scenes, overall this is a very nice looking transfer from MGM. No edge enhancement or shimmer was spotted throughout the feature. The audio is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 (as well as Dolby 2.0 Surround in French) and sounds very good. Since this is a dialogue-driven film, surround effects were not aggressive, though there were moments when all speakers were engaged. Dialogue, effects, and Mark Isham's comedic score all shine clearly and concisely. Also included on this disc are French and Spanish subtitles. Much like Jodie Foster's directing debut Little Man Tate, Home for the Holidays includes a commentary track by the director. Jodie Foster tends to be very lively and talkative throughout this track, making it enjoyable and enlightening for the viewer. Also included on this disc is an original theatrical trailer for Home for the Holidays. This DVD may not be heavy in the supplements department, but it should be filling enough for any fan of disastrous family comedies.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/04/2001
UPC: 0027616865700
Original Release: 1995
Rating: PG-13
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 8,678

Special Features

Audio commentary by director Jodie Foster; Original theatrical trailer; English: 5.1 surround; French: stereo surround; French & Spanish language subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Holly Hunter Claudia Larson
Robert Downey Tommy Larson
Anne Bancroft Adele Larson
Charles Durning Henry Larson
Geraldine Chaplin Aunt Glady
Cynthia Stevenson Joanne
Austin Pendleton Peter Arnold
David Strathairn Russell Terziak
Dylan McDermott Leo Fish
Steve Guttenberg Walter Wedman
Claire Danes Kitt
Emily Ann Lloyd Brittany Lace
Randy Stone Man In Car
Amy Yasbeck Actor

Technical Credits
Jodie Foster Director,Producer
Barbara Drake Set Decoration/Design
Mark Isham Score Composer
Avy Kaufman Casting
Stuart Kleinman Executive Producer
Lynzee Klingman Editor
Lajos Koltai Cinematographer
Susan Lyall Costumes/Costume Designer,Executive Producer
Andrew McAlpine Production Designer
Chris Newman Score Composer,Sound/Sound Designer
Gary Pilkinton Special Effects
Peggy Rajski Producer
W.D. Richter Screenwriter
Dawn Solér Musical Direction/Supervision
Michael St. Hilaire Camera Operator
Jim Tocci Art Director
Mike Topoozian Asst. Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Main Title/Fired! [3:31]
2. That's Life/"Flying" [2:16]
3. "Mom and Dad" [6:10]
4. Dear Abby [:08]
5. "Company"/On the Nose [7:43]
6. "Relatives" [:24]
7. Heat and Old Flames [2:19]
8. "More Relatives" [5:56]
9. It's All for "The Birds" [6:01]
10. "Cleanup" [1:37]
11. "Now What?" [1:19]
12. Feasting/"Oh, Claudia!" [4:17]
13. "The Point" [:39]
14. "There Is No Point..." [3:28]
15. The Very Thought of You [7:32]
16. End Credits [8:00]

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