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Family Weekend

Overview


Genre :

Family, Comedy, Drama

Release Date :

March 29, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Benjamin Epps

Starring :

Matthew Modine, Kristin Chenoweth, Olesya Rulin, Joey King, Eddie Hassel, Shirley Jones, Chloe Bridges, Robbie Tucker, Peter Gail

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

“..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]
1.5 of 4

“..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]
2 of 5

“..directed by Benjamin Epps, has a slick visual veneer and some capable performances, especially by Ms. Rulin and Ms. King. But the script, by Matt K. Turner, is loaded with contradictions, its hollow flirtation with subversion amount to airplane pablum..”
by Andy Webster [New York Times]
2 of 5

“..but a strong start and solid cast take it further than one might expect..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
3 of 5

“.."Family Weekend" is no worse than many of the dysfunctional family comedies that populate the Sundance Film Festival - "Little Miss Sunshine" is name-checked within the movie itself - but isn't any better either..”
by Mark Olsen [Los Angeles Times]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Dustin Putman [DustinPutman.com]
Reviewed by Eddie Cockrell [Variety]

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