Video Codec....: XviD
Video Bitrate..: 951 kbps
Audio Codec....: MP2
Audio Bitrate..: 224000 kbps
Audio Language.: English
Genre..........: Comedy | Drama | Romance
Release Date...: 12.12.2008 (USA)
Release Date...: 14.12.2008
Rated: PG-13 for thematic elements including some sexual dialogue, and brief drug references
Theatrical Release: Dec 12, 2008 Wide
Starring: Debra Messing, Alfred Molina, Jay Hernandez, Melonie Diaz, Vanessa Ferlito, Luis Guzman, Elizabeth Pe a, John Leguizamo
Screenwriter: Rick Najera, Ted Perkins, Alison Swan
Producer: Robert Teitel, George Tillman
Composer: Paul Oakenfold
Synopsis: If theres one thing everyone can agree on, its that family time isnt always a walk in the park. In Nothing Like the Holidays, two of todays most talented actors, John Leguizamo (The Happening, The... If theres one thing everyone can agree on, its that family time isnt always a walk in the park. In Nothing Like the Holidays, two of todays most talented actors, John Leguizamo (The Happening, The Take) and Freddy Rodriguez (Six Feet Under, Bobby), join Debra Messing (Will & Grace, The Starter Wife), Alfred Molina (The Da Vinci Code, Spider-Man 2), and director Alfredo de Villa (the award-winning Washington Heights) to tell the humorous and heartwarming story of one unforgettable family holiday.
Its Christmastime and the far-flung members of the Rodriguez family are converging at their parents home in Chicago to celebrate the season and rejoice in their youngest brothers safe return from combat overseas. For Jesse (Freddy Rodriguez), coming home has rekindled feelings for an old flame, although she cant seem to forgive him for leaving. His older sister Roxanna, a struggling actress, has been chasing her Hollywood dreams for years with little to show for it. And much to the dismay of their mother Anna (Elizabeth Pe???? eldest brother Mauricio (John Leguizamo) brings home a high-powered executive wife (Debra Messing) who would rather raise capital than a child.
In the course of one eventful week, traditions will be celebrated, secrets revealed and major life decisions made. It all begins when Anna announces to her children she is divorcing their father Eduardo (Alfred Molina). The shock waves from this familial upheaval prompt Roxanna, Mauricio and Jesse, each in their own way, to reevaluate the past and rethink the future. But when the Rodriguezes learn that one of their own is facing a true crisis, they instinctively pull together: Old resentments are forgotten, familial bonds are re-affirmed and the healing power of laughter works its magic as the family discovers they are much stronger than they ever realized.