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THE FITZGERALD FAMILY CHRISTMAS

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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 (NashvilleFriday Night Lights), and Mike McGlone, along with Noah Emmerich (Little Children, Beautiful Girls) and Kerry Bishé (Newlyweds), 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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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 (NashvilleFriday Night Lights), and Mike McGlone, along with Noah Emmerich (Little Children, Beautiful Girls) and Kerry Bishé (Newlyweds), 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.

Film Information
Year: 2012
Length: 103 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA
Cast & Credits
Director: Edward Burns
Screenwriter: Edward Burns
Primary Cast: Kerry Bishé, Connie Britton, Edward Burns, Heather Burns, Dara Coleman, Brian D'Arcy James, Marsha Dietlein Bennett, Noah Emmerich, Caitlin FitzGerald, Anita Gillette, Tom Guiry, Ed Lauter, Malachy McCourt, Michael McGlone, Daniella Pineda, Nick Sandow, John Solo, Joyce Van Patten
Connect to This Film
On Facebook https://twitter.com/edward_burns #fitzmas
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“A genuine charmer with appealingly natural performances and the kind of holiday warmth that can't be manufactured.” – Newsday

“This comfortably lived-in movie offers a textbook example of screenwriting concision. Volumes of information and drama are conveyed with minimal dialogue in a tone so relaxed and offhand you hardly notice the painstaking craftsmanship that went into it. The Fitzgerald Family Christmas addresses the meaning of family ties with a bracing emotional honesty.” – The New York Times

“A wonderful, heart-warming family saga. One of the best holiday movies this year!” – Lyons Den Radio/WCBS Radio

Edward Burns Discusses Returning to His Brothers McMullen Roots With His Latest and Whether He Will Ever Turn to TV (Indiewire)

WATCH: Edward Burns Unwraps The Fitzgerald Family Christmas And Gives Thanks For VOD (Movieline)

Ed Burns On Fitzgerald Family Christmas, Connie Britton & The Power Of Social Media (Huffington Post)

Ed Burns on How Tyler Perry Inspired Him to Revisit the Irish Catholic Family and That Brothers McMullen Sequel (Vanity Fair)

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