Happy Holidays NR

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"Happy Holidays" is a film that takes a comedic look at what happens when three childhood friends unexpectedly reunite in their Connecticut hometown right before Christmas. It's a story about growing up, growing apart, and eventually finding common ground. It's also about perception vs. reality, and how more often than not we make things much more difficult for ourselves than they need to be. In the film, the lead characters have conflicting perspectives on life: Alden is a recent convert to Judaism. He currently lives in Chicago, but is constantly on the move. Alden has major commitment issues. Kirby is a staunch Catholic, who uses his faith to justify his moral lapses. Kirby is in town from Baltimore, where he lives with his wife and kids. And Patrick still lives in his parents' house in Connecticut (which he purchased from them; they live in Maine.) A self-proclaimed Atheist, Patrick is also one of the only openly gay men in town. Patrick's parents, coincidentally, have major issues with the fact that he's gay (or so he thinks...). The story really centers on Patrick, whose life is becoming more and more complicated, especially around the holidays. Not only is he dealing with his parents' lack of acceptance for his lifestyle (or his own perception of their lack of acceptance), but he is also trying to figure out where his relationship stands with his partner, Kevin. Should he stay with Kevin? Should he continue living in his parents' house? What does he want to do with his life? Patrick conveniently puts these issues on hold while he attempts to help his friends with their problems. Alden arrives a day before Christmas Eve. He is running from his longtime girlfriend who has just proposed to him. Kirby arrives the same day, but he's in town for his estranged father's funeral. Patrick and his friends spend the next forty-eight hours trying to relive the past. In doing so, they ultimately discover that the past

Starring:
Paul Hungerford, John B. Crye
Runtime:
1 hour 44 minutes

Happy Holidays

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director James Ferguson
Starring Paul Hungerford, John B. Crye
Supporting actors Thomas Rhoads, Michael Emanuel, Bill Daly, Nicole Anderson, Susan Avetikyan, Suzanne Beers, Jim Blanchette, Diane Chambers, Kyle Clark, Noah Crawford, Mike D'Alonzo, Ruth de Sosa, Shawn Donnelly, Heidi Favia, James Ferguson, Molly Beck Ferguson, Elaine Anne Furst, Michelle L. Gardner
Studio Indie Rights
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lauren Way on March 6, 2010
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I don't buy a lot of movies, but I had to buy this one! Happy Holidays is one of those classic films I would watch again and again. It's got a dry sense of humor that reminds me of a good Woody Allen film, but its more uplifting than Allen. Sort of a coming-of-age film for us middle agers. It's intelligent, it's funny, and it's cathartic. Oh yeah, and the beautiful outdoor cinematography is a treat all by itself!
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By Michael Madison on September 26, 2013
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I love the holidays and love movies about the holidays. This one I promise is totally a unique movie about the holidays. Shot in black and white, three friends go back to their home town for a reunion at Christmas. The childhood friends grow up and grow apart and then come back together for their reunion. It's a one of a kind Independent film. You'll love it!
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Great holiday reunion movie about three childhood friends who are now in their thirties reuniting in their hometown for the holidays. It's a charming and witty film that could be enjoyed anytime.
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