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Family Weekend (2013)

Family Weekend

Overview


Genre

Family, Comedy, Drama

Release Date

March 29, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

106 min.

Studio

ARC Entertainment

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Benjamin Epps

Producer

Adam Saunders, Chris Aronoff

Screenwriter

Matt K. Turner

Starring

Story


Family Weekend follows 16-year-old Emily Smith-Dungy (Olesya Rulin) an incredibly motivated overachiever who has grown increasingly frustrated with her parents' lack of support and guidance. Her mom, Samantha (Kristin Chenoweth), is a career-focused, no-nonsense, high powered business executive. Her dad, Duncan (Matthew Modine), is a happy go-lucky artist who can't be bothered to earn a paycheck. When they miss their daughter's big jump-roping competition, Emily hits her breaking point and takes it upon herself to restore order in the home. With the help of her siblings, they unite and take their parents hostage in hopes to become a "family" again.

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Kristin Chenoweth stars as Samantha Smith-Dungy and Olesya Rulin stars as Emily Smith-Dungy in ARC Entertainment's Family Weekend (2013)
Robbie Tucker, Olesya Rulin, Kristin Chenoweth, Eddie Hassell and Matthew Modine in ARC Entertainment's Family Weekend (2013)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..there's no drama, and with "jokes" like Thor proclaiming that his documentary about the abduction proceedings is like "Godard meets Michael Moore," there's no humor, either-just the sad, desperate sound of the wacky..”
by Nick Schager [Village Voice]
“..Family Weekend is the kind of dark-for-dark's sake, wannabe quirkfest that proves indie films can be just as clichéd and vapid as the most soulless Hollywood movies..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..but a strong start and solid cast take it further than one might expect..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]