Holiday Baggage

Theatrical Release: December 20, 2010
DVD Release: December 10, 2009
Holiday Baggage
Dove "Family-Approved"
For All Ages

Synopsis

“Holiday Baggage” explores one family’s attempt at reconnection after the soon to be ex-husband, Pete, returns to his estranged family and announces his retirement and impending marriage to fiancé`, Kelly. Before he can begin this new chapter in his life his wife, Sarah, nudges him to plug back into their daughter’s lives during the Thanksgiving Holiday. In so doing, he plugs back into his feelings for Sarah as well.

Dove Review

This is a movie that deals with some of the issues that families deal with when there is a separation and divorce. Being estranged from his daughters for many years has caused some bitter feelings and Pete does not know what has been going on with his two daughters. He has missed graduations and a wedding. Now due to an unexpected illness he is experiencing a need to see family again, but not everyone is happy to see him.

This is a heartwarming story that might change some couples’ minds over a separation or even divorce and help them to explore reconciliation. It also reveals the resentment that children sometimes have in this situation. We are pleased to award this DVD our Dove Seal.

Content Description

Sex: A couple kiss, discussion regarding surrogate parenting.
Language: None
Violence: Man has heart attack; daughter shows resentment toward father.
Drugs: IV used on patient in hospital.
Nudity: None
Other: Topics dealing with divorce; man dating much younger woman; sister with surrogate pregnancy.

Info

Reviewer: Donna Rolfe
Source: Video
Company: Providence Productions
Writer: Stephen Polk, Catherine E. Rubey
Director: Stephen Polk
Producer: Catherine E. Rubey
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 89 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Barry Bostwick, Cheryl Ladd, Stephen Polk, Julia Sobaski, Leah Wagner, Joshua Swanson, Rachel Dayne, Dan Flannery, Cyn Dulay