The holidays are upon us and very soon you will (hopefully) be up to your ears in family and friends, some of which you like and many of which you can’t stand. Because as they say, to loath the holidays is to truly live the American dream. Or something like that. Yet even if you think your family is bad, there are always examples of families out there that are way worse — and thankfully Hollywood has been there all along to show us some of them.

This clip takes us all the way back to 1995, when one of my personal favorite holiday movies, Home for the Holidays, was made. Directed by Jodie Foster, this film centers on a 20-something woman played by Holly Hunter who is forced to return home for the holidays to the family she so often avoids. It stars Charles Durning and Anne Bancroft as her two wacky parents and Robert Downey Jr. — yes, Iron Man — as her vivaciously gay and deeply flawed brother Tommy. The whole film is a blast, but the clip above is one of its finest moments, the arrival of Tommy and his mysterious friend Leo Fish, played by Dylan McDermott.

Have a video suggestion for The Daily Diversion? Of course you do. Just send that junk via electronic mail to

Like this article? Join thousands of your fellow movie lovers who subscribe to The Weekly Edition from Film School Rejects. Our best articles, every week, right in your inbox!
Comment Policy: No hate speech allowed. If you must argue, please debate intelligently. Comments containing selected keywords or outbound links will be put into moderation to help prevent spam. Film School Rejects reserves the right to delete comments and ban anyone who doesn't follow the rules. We also reserve the right to modify any curse words in your comments and make you look like an idiot. Thank You!
Some movie websites serve the consumer. Some serve the industry. At Film School Rejects, we serve at the pleasure of the connoisseur. We provide the best reviews, interviews and features to millions of dedicated movie fans who know what they love and love what they know. Because we, like you, simply love the art of the moving picture.
Fantastic Fest 2014
6 Filmmaking Tips: James Gunn
Got a Tip? Send it here:
Neil Miller
Managing Editor:
Scott Beggs
Associate Editors:
Rob Hunter
Kate Erbland
Christopher Campbell
All Rights Reserved © 2006-2014 Reject Media, LLC | Privacy Policy | Design & Development by Face3