Nelson plays Kelly Stone, the patriarch of the Stone family, in this dramedy directed by Thomas Bezucha. When the favorite son brings his uptight, corporate girlfriend home for the holidays, the Stones disapprove and conspire to make her feel unwelcome amid their free-spirited ways. Co-starring Diane Keaton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dermot Mulroney, Rachel McAdams, Craig T. Nelson, Luke Wilson and Claire Danes.
Kelly’s an interesting guy in that he’s allowed the matriarch of this house, although he’s married to this very intelligent and wonderfully witty woman, to run the household up to a certain point. And then he kind of comes in when he needs to.