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Surviving Christmas - Ben Affleck, Christina Applegate, James Gandolfini, Mike Mitchell

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Movie propaganda

Share the warmth.

Facing another Christmas alone, Drew Latham (Ben Affleck) decides to go back to his idyllic childhood home to spend the holidays with family. There is, however, one problem: the people living there now are not Drew's family. Nevertheless, Drew has his mind set on an old-fashioned family Christmas, and the fact that the "family" in question, the Valcos, are complete strangers, isn't about to put a crimp in his plans. Offering them a small fortune, Drew bribes his newfound "parents" (James Gandolfini and Catherine O'Hara) to let him spend Christmas in their home, pretending to be part of the family. Just when the Valcos begin to question if any amount of money is worth being dragged all over town on such traditional family holiday excursions as Christmas shopping and the requisite choosing of the Christmas tree, their eldest daughter Alicia (Christina Applegate) comes home for the holidays, with no intention of adopting a new "brother".

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film Christmas comedy holiday family dinner tradition tree

Persons of interest

  • Ben Affleck .... Drew Latham
  • Christina Applegate .... Alicia Valco
  • James Gandolfini
  • Catherine O'Hara
  • Josh Zuckerman .... Brian Valco
  • Bill Macy .... Doo-Dah
  • Danielle Panabaker .... Gina
  • Bryan Fisher .... Steve
  • Jonny Acker .... Mike
  • Deborah Kaplan .... Storywriter
  • Harry Elfont .... Storywriter
  • Deborah Kaplan .... Screenwriter
  • Harry Elfont .... Screenwriter
  • Jeffrey Ventimilia .... Screenwriter
  • Joshua Sternin .... Screenwriter
  • Mike Mitchell .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report


Security censorship classification

M (Sexual references)

Surveillance time

91 minutes (1:31 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 25 November 2004

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