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Fitzgerald Family Christmas

  • Rated NR

independent, special interest

From Tribeca Film. Starring Edward Burns. The siblings of the Fitzgerald family must decide if the dad who abandoned them 20 years ago can come home for Christmas. Can the big Irish clan get past their grievances to be a family again?

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Burns remains an agreeable presence throughout, and the emotions mostly ring true, even if the comic elements feel overly broad and individual episodes are hit-and-miss.

- Andrew O'Hehir,, Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Fresh: Burns's job as director is differentiating and spotlighting everyone in this large ensemble, a storytelling challenge to which he responds with a brisk pace and an eye for revealing moments.

- Chris Packham, Village Voice, Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Fresh: These Fitzgeralds are loud, selfish and often maddening, but they're a loving group, and you wouldn't mind spending more time with them.

- Connie Ogle, Miami Herald, Friday, December 14, 2012

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Fun and sweet.

- fb1526363679, Sunday, December 9, 2012

2 stars

The film was so so. I got to see the film at a Long Island Film Festival. Of the films that Ed Burns directed, The Groomsmen is still my favorite. This one reminded me a lot of movies like The Family Stone, Home For the Holidays, and even a little like The Royal Tenenbaums. The film needed a rewrite. It was too predictable. Also there were too many characters/family members and subplots in the film, that I forgot about a couple of them midway through the film. The pacing was also off. On the positive, all the actors are well cast. I know Burns was trying to cast an actor from his past films in this film. Connie Britton and Mike McGlone were awesome in the film.

- SC007, Thursday, October 25, 2012

3 stars

Edward Burns is a solid director! I really enjoyed the movie. But, I wouldn't recommend this if you are looking for an uplifting holiday film.

- fb25827189, Friday, December 7, 2012