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Surviving Christmas

A lonely only child (Ben Affleck) appears on the doorstep of his childhood home and offers the new residents a chunk of cash if they will allow him to reenact his youthful Yuletides and share their turkey. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: C
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: D+
Theater Release: 21 Oct 2004
Video Release: 21 Dec 2004
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Surviving Christmas is rated PG-13: for sexual content, language and a brief drug reference.

Cast: Ben Affleck, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara
Studio: 2004 Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Detailed Review

It is difficult to believe someone as ridiculous as Drew Latham (Ben Affleck) would have a quarter-million to spend on a sentimental whim, even if he is an advertising… 
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While the situation presented in this movie is unlikely to ever happen in reality,… 
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