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Nothing Like the Holidays
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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There are some standout performances from some young stars on the rise."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"While there may well be nothing like the holidays, there's a lot that is dully familiar about the movie of the same name."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"I swell with pride at this film as it's a respectable and thoroughly entertaining exploration of the bonds of a tightly knit large Puerto Rican family..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A harmless, slightly charming and warm family drama."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"just like the gifts one gets every year, Nothing Like the Holidays is a hit-and-miss entertainment experience."
‑ Bill Gibron,
"Harmless, predictable, contrived -- if those are the best things you can say about a movie I think you should definitely skip it."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"Though the turf is well-traveled, the characters' camaraderie and their palpable sense of ethnic pride trumps the predictability and makes for a tale that is pleasantly appealing."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"A warm, unabashedly sentimental drama..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"The spirited, superb ensemble assembled by director Alfredo DeVilla lends the familiar proceedings pep and personality."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"With help from a lively cast and a twist on the formula, it seems fresh and enticing -- like a Christmas present you didn't know you wanted but are delighted to receive."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"The ensemble cast boasts some of the finest actors in the business. They do their best to breathe life into the stereotypes, but they simply don't have enough to work with."
‑ Mike Mayo, Washington Post
"Same people, different dishes on the dinner table."
‑ Jeffrey Bloomer, Paste Magazine
"Enormously appealing characters."
‑ Michael Dance, The Cinema Source
"De Villa and the ensemble cast provide a comfortable, lived-in feeling -- like your own family, only louder."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
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