“Art is the closest we can come to understanding how a stranger really feels.”- Roger Ebert
There's nothing very different from any other "dysfunctional family gets together at the holidays" movie, but it's still a fun, watchable time. Jodie Foster, as director, does a good job at balancing the tones between comedy and drama. It's elevated by a stacked cast; Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, Geraldine Chaplin, Steve Guttenberg, Claire Danes, and David Straitharn.
The moment when George C. Scott is ranting about “commie tricks” and he trips over his feet, rolls across the floor and picks himself up without missing his line. Spectacular. King shit.