This Christmas Can I be adopted by the Whitfields? Everyone in this madly good-looking clan has got soapy problems as befits an aspirational, say-amen holiday movie. But… This Christmas Can I be adopted by the Whitfields? Everyone in this madly good-looking clan has got soapy problems as befits an aspirational, say-amen holiday movie. But… 2007-11-21 PG-13 PT120M Drama Loretta Devine Regina King Delroy Lindo Idris Elba Screen Gems Inc.
Movie Review

This Christmas (2007)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Regina King, This Christmas | SIBLING REVELRY Regina King (pictured, left, with Sharon Leal) adds her gifts to the outstanding ensemble in the family holiday pic This Christmas
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SIBLING REVELRY Regina King (pictured, left, with Sharon Leal) adds her gifts to the outstanding ensemble in the family holiday pic This Christmas
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 21, 2007; Rated: PG-13; Length: 120 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Loretta Devine, Regina King and Delroy Lindo; Distributor: Screen Gems Inc.

Can I be adopted by the Whitfields? Everyone in this madly good-looking clan has got soapy problems as befits an aspirational, say-amen holiday movie. But reunite the family This Christmas in the big, beautiful L.A. house of the indefatigable matriarch known as Ma' Dere and it's all good. Mostly because the cast is such a powerhouse group, beginning with a blazing Loretta Devine (Grey's Anatomy) as Ma' Dere, Delroy Lindo as her man, The Wire's Idris Elba as prodigal eldest son, and the great Regina King (24) as bossy oldest sister. B

Originally posted Nov 21, 2007 Published in issue #966-967 Nov 30, 2007 Order article reprints
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