Surviving Christmas

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Surviving Christmas
Ben Affleck, Christina Applegate
USA 2004 - Regie: Mike Mitchell - Darsteller: Ben Affleck, James Gandolfini, Christina Applegate, Catherine O'Hara, Jennifer Morrison, Josh Zuckerman, Bill Macy - FSK: ohne Altersbeschränkung - Fassung: engl. Original - Länge: 91 min. - Start: 16.12.2004

Facing another Christmas alone, Drew Latham (Ben Affleck) decides to go back to his idyllic childhood home to recall the family holidays of his youth. 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 a small fortune, 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.

Just when the Valcos begin to question if any amount of money is worth being dragged all over town by the over-zealous Drew on such traditional family holiday excursions as Christmas shopping and the requisite choosing of the Christmas tree, their daughter Alicia (Christina Applegate) comes home for the holidays, with no intention of adopting a new “brother.”
Text & Foto: UIP