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The Fitzgerald Family Christmas
Father of seven siblings has left home for twenty years. Growing up 20 years without the presence of father, the siblings not hate him but really desire a visit from him. As they grown-up, the seven adult siblings of the Fitzgerald family make a plan to brings their father back on the Christmas occasion.
20 September 1931, New York City, New York, USA
20 February 1987, Oakland, California, USA
29 June 1968, Saginaw, Michigan, USA
27 February 1965, New York City, New York, USA
30 October 1938, Long Beach, Long Island, New York, USA
December 05, 2012Burns gives a rare picture of another borough, showing the working-class environment he grew up in, and eulogizes: Queens, and even the beaches of Long Island when not in high season.
December 08, 2012The dysfunctional silbling-squabbling delivers diluted holiday cheer.
December 12, 2012Burns remains an agreeable presence throughout, and the emotions mostly ring true, even if the comic elements feel overly broad and individual episodes are hit-and-miss.
December 10, 2012A holiday-themed piece shot through with humor and heartbreak. No bull. And low on sappy.
December 20, 2012[A]chingly lovely... so full of bittersweet melancholy and yet so fixedly hopeful without ever having to touch on the sentimental...
December 27, 2012Resentments, pregnancies, cancer, spousal abuse and the struggle of a recovering alcoholic all come and go on cue.
December 07, 2012Burns' latest demonstrates the workmanlike skill with which he's produced a new relationship drama every one or two years.
December 07, 2012Too much of the film is taken up by creaky plot devices and one sibling vowing to track down and talk to another one to resolve a problem.
December 06, 2012A fertile battlefield of sibling discontent and parental resentment, creating a prickly but inviting familial atmosphere that offers enough variation in woe to ease the script out of its occasional dalliance with clumsy melodrama.
December 14, 2012These Fitzgeralds are loud, selfish and often maddening, but they're a loving group, and you wouldn't mind spending more time with them.
December 06, 2012Manages the considerable feat of interweaving the personal dramas of nine members of a boisterous Irish-American clan into a coherent mosaic with a streamlined narrative drive.