The Fitzgerald Family Christmas Edward Burns Festival - Contemporary World Cinema The Brothers McMullen writer-director-star Edward Burns returns to the family well once again with this warm, acutely observed story about an expansive Irish clan’s fraught yuletide when the long-absent patriarch declares his intention to come home for the holidays.
Nope, it’s not a Tyler Perry production. Try Ed Burns. But Perry did have a hand in unwrapping this little gift of a movie. He inspired Burns to get back to those Irish Catholic roots he grew with the McMullens. Connie Britton co-stars opposite a cornucopia of familiar faces in the seasonal drama about a sprawling family making time for one another.It’s like: The Brothers McMullen meets The Family Stone.Take: Ma, Dad, and Cousin Vinny.Premieres: Today (on demand now)Find showtimes at…
Ma says in chapter 16 "All we got is the family unbroke" (Fitzgerald 169). Ma has one focus and that is keeping the family together. Throughout their journey to California Ma's main concern was to keep them together and to protect what she had, which was her family.
A single father who yearns to be a family man, Logan O’Donnell is determined to create the perfect Christmas for his son, Charlie. The entire O’Donnell clan arrives to spend the holidays in Avalon, a postcard-pretty town on the shores of Willow Lake, a place for the family to reconnect and rediscover the special gifts of the season. One of the guests is a newcomer to Willow Lake — Darcy Fitzgerald.