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Nothing like the holidays [videorecording] /

by Teitel, Robert; Tillman, George; Rigal, Rene M; Swan, Alison; Najera, Rick; De Villa, Alfredo; Molina, Alfred; Peña, Elizabeth; Rodríguez, Freddy; Guzmán, Luis; Hernandez, Jay; Leguizamo, John; Messing, Debra; Ferlito, Vanessa; Diaz, Melonie; Oakenfold, Paul; Overture Films; State Street Pictures; Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2009]Description: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: English and dubbed Spanish dialogue with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing or Spanish subtitles.Title notes: $19.99 12/3/2009 (hm)BRA $19.99 12/3/2009Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Mexican American families -- Drama | Christmas -- Drama | Families -- Drama | Family secrets -- Drama | Man-woman relationships -- Drama | Parent and adult child -- Drama | Chicago (Ill.) -- Drama | Familias mexicano-americanas -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Teatro | Navidad -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Teatro | Romantic comedy films | Christmas films | Feature films | Fiction films | Video recordings for the hearing impairedCast: Alfred Molina, Elizabeth Peña, Freddy Rodriguez, Luis Guzmán, Jay Hernandez, John Leguizamo, Debra Messing, Vanessa Ferlito, Melonie Diaz.Summary: For the first time in years the entire Rodriguez clan comes home to Chicago to celebrate Christmas where traditions will be celebrated. During the course of this eventful week they will celebrate one member's safe return from Iraq, secrets will be revealed, old resentments forgotten, each family member will learn something about themselves and each other, and the healing power of laughter will work its magic.
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Freddy Rodriguez, John Leguizamo, Debra Messing, Alfred Molina, and Elizabeth Peña star in Washington Heights director Alfredo de Villa's earnest family drama about the importance of familial relationships in times of personal crisis. The snow is falling and Christmas has come to Chicago. For the Rodriguez family, there is particular cause to celebrate this year; youngest sibling Jesse (Rodriguez) has recently returned home safe and sound after fighting in the war overseas. But as the members of the Rodriguez family converge on their parent's home, there's a strange sense of tension lingering heavy in the cool winter air. Despite the fact that Jesse is doing his best to get back in the good graces of his old flame, she seems reluctant to forgive him for leaving in the first place. Meanwhile, his older sister, Roxanna, has little to show for time spent chasing her Hollywood dreams, and eldest brother Mauricio (Leguizamo) is married to a high-strung executive who seems more interested in advancing her career than starting a family. But while none of this sits too well with concerned mother Anna (Peña), the bombshell she's about to drop could prove the straw that broke this family's back. When Anna announces to her children that she is planning to divorce their father, Eduardo (Molina), Roxanna, Jesse, and Mauricio instinctively pull together and begin to reevaluate their past while looking at the future in a whole new light. Later, as lingering resentments are let go and weakened bonds are reaffirmed, the Rodriquez family begins to experience the healing power of laughter while discovering that together as a family they are far stronger than they ever could be apart. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

$19.99 12/3/2009 (hm)

BRA $19.99 12/3/2009

DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.

English and dubbed Spanish dialogue with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing or Spanish subtitles.

Alfred Molina, Elizabeth Peña, Freddy Rodriguez, Luis Guzmán, Jay Hernandez, John Leguizamo, Debra Messing, Vanessa Ferlito, Melonie Diaz.

Director of photography, Scott Kevan ; edited by, John Coniglio, Amy E. Duddleston ; music by, Paul Oakenfold.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.

MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic elements including some sexual dialogue, and brief drug references.

For the first time in years the entire Rodriguez clan comes home to Chicago to celebrate Christmas where traditions will be celebrated. During the course of this eventful week they will celebrate one member's safe return from Iraq, secrets will be revealed, old resentments forgotten, each family member will learn something about themselves and each other, and the healing power of laughter will work its magic.

Special features: Nothing like a family : cast reunion ; audio commentary with actor/producer Freddy Rodriguez, director Alfredo De Villa and producer Robert Teitel ; bloopers ; theatrical trailer.

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