By Mike Pierce
Rated: PG-13 for thematic elements including some sexual dialogue, and brief drug references.
Release Date: 2008-12-12
Starring: Rick Najera, Ted Perkins, Alison Swan
Official Website: http://nothingliketheholidays.com
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A holiday movie for the holiday season…Nothing like the Holidays stars a HUGEEE Latino cast. Freddy Rodríguez, Luis Guzmán, Jay Hernández, Elizabeth Pena, John Leguizamo, and more. It’s about a Puerto Rican family living in Humboldt Park in the COLD, WINDY city of Chicago.
What’s it about you may ask…well, mix one crazy family, 1 white girl, a great soundtrack, and you get a pretty damn funny movie. Ok Ok…I’ll tell ya – keep up!
One son comes back from Iraq – not really sure on what he wants to do with his life…another son who’s married to the white girl – – who happens to make more money than him. The sister who her family thinks is a huge actress in Hollywood…but really isn’t. (Who is hot though!) The crazy ass cousin…who is pretty much like another brother – he’s just nuts! The almost adopted son who lives the street life and has HIS own drama. The dad – – who runs a cool little store on the street corner…who is hiding a secret…and last but not least…the mom – who thinks that “secret” is…well, that he is cheating on her.
Does all that make sense? (Lol) The movie is funny and entertaining…I loved the cast.