Monday, December 24, 2012

The Fitzgerald Family Christmas

For my Christmas Eve movie this year, I was happy to see The Fitzgerald Family Christmas playing at the Cable Car Cinema. I'm a big fan of Edward Burns films, and I did not expect to see this on in a theater. In the film, the Fitzgerald family was splintered by time and their father's absence. When he reappears at Christmas, with an unreasonable request, emotions run high. Bit by bit, we meet the characters and are drawn in to their relationships. This film is well written with an outstanding cast. Burns has a flair for dialog. The story hit very close to home for me, so I left the theater a bit teary. I like it when a  film gets to me. Well done Mr. Burns.

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