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The Thing About My Folks

Overview


Genre :

Comedy

Release Date :

September 16, 2005 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Raymond de Felitta

Starring :

Peter Falk, Olympia Dukakis, Elizabeth Perkins, Mackenzie Connolly, Lydia Jordan

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

4 of 5

“..warm, fuzzy and slightly naughty comedy..”
by Chris Vognar [The Dallas Morning News]
2 of 4

“..ultimately more cloying than poignant...”
by Tim Knight [Reel]
2 of 5

“..its eagerness to please (both the audience and the characters) leaves an unpleasant aftertaste...”
by Jesse Hassenger [Filmcritic]
3 of 5

“..has some touching moments and tiptoes around a strong, emotional theme, but loses itself with wooden acting and tedious dialog...”
by Aaron West [EFilmCritic]
“..full of sharply observed and funny detail..”
by Ella Taylor [L.A. Weekly]
1 of 4

“..Flat and forgettable..”
by Renee Graham [Boston Globe]
2.5 of 5

“..despite some amusing and touching scenes, it is a bit too sitcom-like for its own good...”
by Bridget Byrne [Boxoffice Magazine]
3 of 4

“..crowd-pleasing, tear-tugging film about relationships..”
by John Anderson [Newsday]
3 of 4

“..comes across as a realistic loving tribute rather than overly sentimental schlock..”
by Mike Szymanski [Hollywood]
2 of 5

“..basic-cable-quality movie about a father and son reconciliation...”
by [E! Online]
0.5 of 4

“..an infuriatingly bad tale of father-son bonding..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
1.5 of 4

“..a hopelessly schematic father/son tale..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Scott Brown [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Eric Lurio [Greenwich Village Gazette]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Steve Schenider [Orlando Weekly]
2 of 4
Reviewed by James Verniere [Boston Herald]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Brett Michel [The Boston Phoenix]

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