On Demand Picks
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS(Comcast Movies: All Movies) Jodie Foster, behind the camera in her second film as a director, seems to be aiming for sitcom in this comedy about Holly Hunter carrying a huge load of dread back to her dysfunctional family for Thanksgiving. But the film gambles by going after deeper feelings - and wins by nailing them. (PG-13; runs through Jan. 4)
JUST FRIENDS(Comcast Movies: All Movies) Funnier than any low-rent rip-off of “There’s Something About Mary’’ has a right to be. Ryan Reynolds, still cruising on snark appeal, plays a former high school fatty who comes home to prove he’s no longer in Amy Smart’s “friend zone.’’ A slovenly, unsophisticated, cheerful throwback to ’80s teen comedies like “Better Off Dead,’’ it’s stolen by Anna Faris as a hellacious Courtney Love-style pop star. (PG-13; runs through Jan. 4) TY BURR
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