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The Perfect Family (2012)

The Perfect Family

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

May 11, 2012 (LA)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

84 min.

Studio

Variance Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Anne Renton

Producer

Cora Olson, Jennifer Dubin

Screenwriter

Paula Goldberg, Claire V. Riley

Starring

Story


A devoutly Catholic wife and mother (Turner), who has been nominated for one of the church's top awards. She goes about trying to prove she has the "perfect" family, refusing to accept them for who they are.

Deschanel plays the daughter, a successful lawyer who is a lesbian. The daughter, who is five months pregnant, struggles when it comes time to telling her mother the truth.

Meanwhile, the son (Ritter) has just left his wife for an older woman, while the husband (McGrady) is a recovering alcholic. Chamberlain plays the monsignor.

Reader's Reviews


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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..has the loud, mechanical clicketyclack of a 40-year-old episode of "All in the Family."..”
by Stephen Holden [New York Times]
“..oscillates between Lifetime-channel melodrama, lazy barbs and facile irony..”
by Ernest Hardy [Village Voice]
“..feels like it could have been more than that, but I suppose counting its blessings is the more Christian thing to do..”
by Michelle Orange [Movieline]