"The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" is a homecoming of sorts Edward Burns: The new film reunites the writer/director/star with Michael McGlone and Connie Britton, both of whom starred in "The Brothers McMullen," Burns' breakout 1995 indie.
Starring that aforementioned trio -- Burns also worked with McGlone on "She's the One" and the short film "Doggy Bags"; Britton appeared in "No Looking Back" and "Looking for Kitty" -- as well as a cadre of recognizable character actors (Kerry Bishe, Heather Burns, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Marsha Dietlein, Noah Emmerich, Brian James D'Arcy, Daniella Pineda, Ed Lauter), "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" is a spiritual cousin to "The Brothers McMullen." The film takes place on Long Island and focuses on an Irish-American family -- in this case, the Fitzgeralds -- dealing with some internal strife around the holiday season. Burns has called the film his "most personal work."
Tribeca Film will release "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" on VOD on Nov. 21; it arrives in theaters on Dec. 7.
Watch the trailer above and head over to Apple to check it out in HD.
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