Watch Home for the Holidays
- 1 hr 14 min
I apologize, but there seems to be some confusion regarding the movie Home for the Holidays. The movie you mentioned starred Sally Field, Jill Haworth, and Julie Harris was actually released in 1995, not 1972. This movie was directed by Jodie Foster, and it tells the story of a woman named Claudia Larson (Sally Field) who heads home to spend Thanksgiving with her dysfunctional family.
Claudia is a single mother living in Chicago, and she works as an art restorer. She's not having the best time at work, and she's worried about her teenage daughter Joanne (Claire Danes). Just before Thanksgiving, Claudia receives news that she's been fired from her job, and she's understandably upset. While talking to her best friend (played by David Strathairn), she gets the idea to go back home to spend the holiday with her family.
Claudia's family isn't exactly the most functional. Her parents, Adele (Anne Bancroft) and Henry (Charles Durning), are aging and bickering constantly. Her younger brother Tommy (Robert Downey Jr.) has a history of drug addiction and is generally unpredictable. And her older sister Joanne (Holly Hunter) is struggling with her own marital problems.
As soon as Claudia arrives at her childhood home, tensions are already high. Her mother is obsessing over the Thanksgiving meal, and her father is trying to keep the peace. Tommy is acting strange, as usual, and Joanne is nowhere to be found. When Joanne finally shows up, she brings along her husband Leo (Dylan McDermott), who Claudia had a relationship with in high school.
Throughout the course of the holiday weekend, Claudia tries to navigate her family's dysfunction and figure out what she wants to do next in her life. She bonds with her nephew, deals with her mother's needling, and has a heartfelt conversation with her father at a local bar. She also gets closer to Leo again, but isn't sure if she's ready for a relationship with him just yet.
Home for the Holidays is a heartwarming movie that explores family dynamics and the joys and stresses of the holiday season. Sally Field is excellent as Claudia, and the supporting cast all bring their A-game. Julie Harris plays a family friend who provides a bit of comic relief, and Jill Haworth has a small but memorable role as Claudia's boss. The movie showcases Jodie Foster's directorial skills, and it's a great film for anyone looking for an entertaining and relatable holiday movie.