Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Movie Reviews: Fitzgerald Family Christmas(2012)




Story Synopsis:

The adult siblings of the Fitzgerald family prepare for their estranged father to return home for Christmas for the first time since he walked out on his family 20 years ago.



I had stumbled upon this film by accident searching Netflix I found this hidden gem of a film. Gerry(Edward Burns)wants to try and get his ailing father together with his family for what might be his last Christmas.
Below he tells his mother of the idea.
He then has the rest of his siblings to talk to about the idea of spending Christmas with their father that they hardly know and for the the honest approach that this film has about the whole complex identity that is family there are those that are opposed to his being there, or even the thought.
The characters are so well developed and so real there are many vast issues within this family and really allows the viewer to get an inside glance at this family's ordeals.
The feeling of family is well done by the writing, directing and the actors are cast well for their roles.
This film hit very close to home for me for a good number of reasons and that is why it is easily one of my favorite modern Christmas movies.

Gerry meets with his Dad a few times in the film and we are taken into a whole other side of the issue apart from what the children's mother has to say about all of it.

The group of actors worked really well together and I will be adding this to my movies to watch at Christmas time.

Thank you for reading this
Sincerely
Anthony Nadeau