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The Family Stone
- Sarah Jessic Parker

Overview - Destined to be a Christmas classic, Thomas Bezucha's dazzling dramedy, THE FAMILY STONE, manages to be both warmhearted and sentimental while possessing a razor-sharp hilarious mean streak. The fairly conventional story centers on Sarah Jessica Parker's uptight career woman, Meredith, and her run-in with the eponymous Stone family.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Destined to be a Christmas classic, Thomas Bezucha's dazzling dramedy, THE FAMILY STONE, manages to be both warmhearted and sentimental while possessing a razor-sharp hilarious mean streak. The fairly conventional story centers on Sarah Jessica Parker's uptight career woman, Meredith, and her run-in with the eponymous Stone family. With her permanently pursed lips and severe bun, SJP looks and acts the anti-Carrie Bradshaw here as, armed with cell phone and business-suit collection, she gears up to meet her fiance's oddball family, a tight-knit, colorful clan who border on bohemian. Matriarch Sybil (Diane Keaton) and patriarch Kelly (Craig T. Nelson) are a loving couple whose diverse children are affectionate and respectful. When Meredith's humorless aura infects the homestead, it is mom Sybil and sister Amy (Rachel McAdams), who sense a romantic mismatch and attack her venomously, sparking a tete-a-tete-a-tete between three feisty females. While this Battle Royal is waged, dramatic subplots brew in the background, one involving the deaf and gay brother Thad's desire to adopt a child, and the other a rather devastating secret on the verge of exposure. It is in the emergence of Meredith's refreshingly calm and breezy younger sister, Julie (Claire Danes), entering the film with a dramatic fall from a bus exit, that brings all conflict to a head.

Cast List

Michael London - Producer, THE GURU (2003)
Claire Danes - American Actress, LITTLE WOMEN (1994)
Luke Wilson - Actor
Savannah Stehlin
Sarah Jessica Parker - American actress, SEX AND THE CITY
Diane Keaton - American actress/director, LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR
Diane Hall - American actress/director, LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR
Tyrone Giordano
Thomas Bezucha - Director, BIG EDEN (2001)
Rachel McAdams - Actress, THE NOTEBOOK (2004), MEAN GIRLS
Dermot Mulroney - American Actor
Paul Schneider - Actor "George Washington"
Brian White - American Actor, ME & MRS. JONES (2001)
Brian J. White - American Actor, ME & MRS. JONES (2001)
Elizabeth Reazer
Jonathan Brown - Director of Photography, BIG FAT LIAR (2002)

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 102
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 024543234029
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: October 2015

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
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Christmas
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Theatrical Release: December 12, 2005

Reviews:
3 stars out of 5 -- "Keaton, a sorceress at blending humor and heartbreak, honors the film with a grace that makes it stick in the memory." - 12/15/2005 Rolling Stone, p.162


"Parker has a great time being the anti-Carrie Bradshaw while Keaton-as-matriarch is a particular joy -- funny, beautiful, elegant, touching, and at ease..." -- Grade: B - 02/01/2006 Entertainment Weekly, p.61-62


"[S]tuffed with beguiling performances -- some of them unexpectedly good..." - 12/16/2005 USA Today, p.6E


"[I]ts offbeat mixture of highly choreographed comic crises and the occasional bite of reality make for an unexpectedly enticing blend." - 12/16/2005 Los Angeles Times, p.E1


"[It is] refreshing to see a modern update on the nuclear family..." - 01/01/2006 Sight and Sound, p.56

 
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