Anywhere But Home

His father, her mother, his mother and her father all in one day.


Anywhere But Home
A young unmarried couple both come from broken homes and each parent has remarried and can't stand the other. Consequently, the lovers lie to their parents every Christmas, and head off for a vacation in peace. However this year, the airport is fogbound, and they are interviewed on television. Their parents see them and insist that they come over for Christmas. Reluctantly, they do... and what happens at those four homes leaves their relationship in tatters. The film was released as ''Four Christmases'' in the USA.

88 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 13 (Language, Sex).
Comedy, Drama, Romance.

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What
What's that smell?

Credits

Cast
Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Jon Voight, Jon Favreau, Mary Steenburgen, Dwight Yoakum, TIm McGraw, Kristin Chenoweth
Director
Seth Gordon
ScreenplayMatt Allen, Caleb Wilson, Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
MusicAlex Wurman
CinematographyJeffrey L. Kimball
EditingMark Helfrich, Melissa Kent
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2008
Produced byBimbaum/Barber, New Line Cinema, Ott Medien, Spyglass Entertainment, Type A Films, Wild West Picture Show Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy
LanguageModerate strength, occasional
NudityNone
SexSexual innuendo and one implied sex scene
ViolenceModerately implied comedic violence
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsAlthough this movie could be for family viewing, it has some mature areas and it is necessary for adult accompaniment for viewers under 13.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
10
Die Burger
Mariana Malan
5
Cape Times
Chris Kaltenbach
10
iAfrica.com
Nils van der Linden quote icon'Anywhere But Home' is a bit of a turkey.
5
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
10
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconAbout as appetizing as four consecutive helpings of Jell-O salad
1
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconA waste of time and a disappointment, but it's also relatively painless. Some of the jokes work, there are some laughs to be had and, if it all falls apart in the final third, it's over soon enough that such a major structural fault is easily overlooked.
10
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconAnnoying rather than funny, but also wasting a great deal of talent.
4
Metacritic.com
27 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
134 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconDespite a strong cast, this sour holiday comedy suffers from a hackneyed script.
5

What the People say

Internet
5710 Netizens quote iconSave your money.
12

Average .. 38%

8

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