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The Perfect Family

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

May 11, 2012 (LA)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Anne Renton

Starring :

Kathleen Turner, Emily Deschanel, Jason Ritter, Michael McGrady, Richard Chamberlain, Elizabeth Pena, Michael McGrady, Sharon Lawrence, Kristen Dalton, Scott Michael Campbell

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

Review rate : B-

“..without putting too fine a point on the Catholic Church's arch stance toward gays, "The Perfect Family" makes a clear and welcome humanitarian statement..”
by Cole Smithey [ColeSmithey.com]
2 of 5

“..there are funny moments, and touching ones, too..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
3 of 4

“..the movie teeters on the edge of caricature, but Turner keeps it grounded and relatable..”
by Robert Levin [amNewYork]
“..the film jumps all over the place, leaping from comedy to tragedy to hug-dispensing sentimentality..”
by Ronnie Scheib [Variety]
Review rate : C

“..so heavily it can seem like a fable about religious decrees versus acceptance..”
by Alison Willmore [AV Club]
“..oscillates between Lifetime-channel melodrama, lazy barbs and facile irony..”
by Ernest Hardy [Village Voice]
1 of 4

“..it all feels very dull and anachronistically naive..”
by Diego Costa [Slant Magazine]
2 of 5

“..has the loud, mechanical clicketyclack of a 40-year-old episode of "All in the Family."..”
by Stephen Holden [New York Times]
3.5 of 5

“..full of broad comedy moments with plucked plucky strings on the soundtrack..”
by James Rocchi [MSN Movies]
3 of 5

“..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]
2 of 5

“..everything is too neatly black and white, when real life rarely is..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
“..despite the genuine humor that pops up in unexpected corners of almost every scene, this movie has a lot to say about misplaced faith..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]

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