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Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)

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Details Release Date: Dec 12, 2008; Rated: PG-13; Genres: Comedy, Drama; With: John Leguizamo and Freddy Rodriguez; Distributor: Overture

Starring: Freddy Rodriguez, John Leguizamo, Debra Messing
Directed by: Alfredo de Villa
Release date: December 12

When a Latino family reunites in Chicago for Christmas, issues bubble up at the dinner table alongside the sweet potato casserole in Nothing Like the Holidays. Jesse (Rodriguez) is recovering from his stint as a soldier in Iraq, while his brother (Leguizamo) ping-pongs between his grandchild-desiring mom (Elizabeth Peña) and his work-comes-first executive wife (Messing). Spanglish jokes aside, some family dynamics are universal.

Originally posted Oct 31, 2008 Published in issue #1019 Nov 07, 2008 Order article reprints