I'm not sure how far back this tradition goes, probably back to the time when I lived with Carly because she is the one that introduced the movie to me, but Thanksgiving just isn't Thanksgiving if I don't watch Home for the Holidays. Chrys, Faith and I watched it tonight as a reward to ourselves for completing the four study guides we need to have done for the Old Testament quiz on Tuesday. Now, all I have to do is write the flash cards so I can study.
The movie is about a middle-aged woman named Claudia who has just lost her job. She is going home for Thanksgiving without her daughter, who is staying behind because she intends to have sex with her boyfriend. Claudia is dreading going home because her family is just a little bit overbearing. I'm sure many people can sympathize. Hilarity ensues and a turkey (roasted) flies into her sisters lap and their aunt looses her mind and confesses the love that she has always had for her brother-in-law, Claudia's father.
It is a very funny movie, but also very deep and nuanced. It's one of those movies that teaches you something new every time you watch it. Highly recommended, great for the holidays, if you haven't seen it, I strongly suggest that you do.
Plus, Dylan Mcdermott is just freaking hot...