Exclusive Clip From The Fitzgerald Family Christmas: When Is It Time To Forgive?

By Katey Rich 2012-12-04 14:42:38discussion comments
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Many of us have already survived the big major family gathering of the season after Thanksgiving, but for many of the rest of us there's Christmas, which is when entire extended families gather in one place, mostly love each other, but occasionally drive each other batty and dredge up all kinds of bad old feelings. And for some families, like the Fitzgeralds, those kinds of bad old feelings are almost impossible to avoid.

In The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, the new film from actor and director Ed Burns, a family of adult children decide to use the holiday as an opportunity to reunite with their estranged father, who abandoned the family 20 years earlier. And as you can see in the brand-new, exclusive clip below, you can see that some of the siblings are more enthusiastic about the idea than others-- and also that some of the kids have old wounds to patch up as well.



Starring a ton of actors who have worked with Burns in the past, including Connie Britton, Noah Emmerich, Mike McGlone, and Kerry Bishe, featured in this clip along with Caitlin Fitzgerald and Tom McGuiry. You can catch The Fitzgerald Family Christmas in select theaters this weekend, and right now on your VOD systems. For more detail, check out the film's synopsis below.

With The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, Burns returns to the working-class, Irish-American roots of The Brothers McMullen. Reuniting with McMullen co-stars Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights), and Mike McGlone, along with Noah Emmerich (Little Children, Beautiful Girls) and Kerry Bishé (Newlyweds, Red State), Burns seamlessly weaves an ensemble story of adult siblings dealing with the desire of their estranged father (Ed Lauter, The Artist, The Longest Yard) to return home for Christmas for the first time since he walked out on his family 20 years ago. Family rifts emerge, and like with any family, Christmas brings a mixed bag of complicated emotions and dynamics. Alliances form, old wounds are reopened or glossed over, and the possibility for a new hope and forgiveness emerges.

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