Facing another Christmas alone, high flying advertising executive Drew Latham (Ben Affleck) decides to go back to his idyllic childhood home to spend the holidays with family. There is, however, one problem: the people living there now are not Drew's family.
Nevertheless, Drew has his mind set on an old-fashioned family Christmas, and the fact that the "family" in question, the Valcos, are complete strangers, isn't about to put a crimp in his plans. Offering them $250,000, Drew bribes his newfound "parents" (James Gandolfini and Catherine O'Hara) to let him spend Christmas in their home, pretending to be part of the family.
What the critics are saying:
"Be warned: this half-baked Christmas turkey will cause severe indigestion."- Stella Papamichael, BBCi Film"As light, fluffy, cockle-warming holiday entertainment, this thing is pretty sweet."- Allison Benedikt, Chicago Tribune"Gandolfini and O'Hara are so gritty and wryly burned-out together that you want to express-mail them to another movie in time for next Christmas."- Gene Seymour, Newsday
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