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Home for the Holidays (1995)

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Jodie Foster Rating:8.0/10 (2 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by The Cubist on August 25th, 2008:Find all reviews by The Cubist
Very few lulls in this commentary as Foster talks about what she learned from making her first movie, Little Man Tate, and applied it to this one. Not surprisingly, she talks at length about working with the cast and points out all the spots were Robert Downey Jr. improvised. One gets the impression that she has quite a conflicted view of her own family as she compares the dysfunction of the one in the film with her own (in rather oblique ways). Fascinating insight into this very personal celebrity.
Reviewed by frankasu03 on January 5th, 2016:Find all reviews by frankasu03
Agree with The Cubist here. Very forthcoming, assured commentary delivered by Foster. Acts as an excellent companion to her commentary for "Little Man Tate." A solo commentary that really puts you in the mindset, of not just a filmmaker, but an artist. How else to describe a Director who attempts to capture the "organized chaos" of a John Cassavetes picture, and translate the unique voice of a writer like W.D. Richter? Foster is quite nimble at doing both, and injects some very personal influence into the film as well. Really good track. 8/10