The Family Stone

The Family Stone

DVD - 2006
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Dramatic comedy about an uptight corporate executive meeting her boyfriend's quirky, eccentric family at a holiday gathering.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2006]
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: FIC FAM
FIC Famil
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for some sexual content including dialogue, and drug references

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kpelish
Oct 02, 2018

Once you get past the mean-spirited family hazing that Sarah Jessica Parker (Sybil) faces down as she heads home with her fiance to meet his parents and siblings over the holidays, this becomes a better movie with genuinely funny moments. In the wind up to Christmas, vulnerabilities are revealed and vulgarities forgiven—Diane Keaton is the mom hiding a secret and two dramatically different brothers (tie-wearing Wall Streeter against stoner dude) are confronted with an unexpected choice. There is a nicely unassuming integration of a gay couple and their desire to adopt; for a sister, an ambulance proves an unexpected place to re-ignite an old romance. Scenic wintry locale shoots in historic Northeastern towns and a rambling, cozy old house add to the Christmas spirit.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 20, 2018

This dramatic romance movie stars Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet, Edward Norton, and many more, giving the movie a very impressive cast. This movie is about a very successful advertising executive who has recently felt a great loss in his life, and begins to retreat until he decides to write to Love, Time, and Death. As he writes, he learns more about others and begins to realize that things aren’t as grim as they seem. Although this movie had a pretty serious storyline, things felt too loose at times and the actors all seemed to lack critical chemistry. What could have been a great movie was ruined by rushed scenes and a lack of care by the director. I would rate this movie 2/5 stars. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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jfd5
Mar 12, 2018

Started this on the plane and didn't get to finish so had to borrow. A nice family movie showing family dynamics. I can see why people make this an annual watch.

lilmisslibrary Dec 21, 2015

One of my favourite films about family and relationships. I have to watch it every Christmas - with a glass of eggnog and a box of tissues.

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Indoprincess
Jan 28, 2014

Nice, charming family movie. Nice to see the different relationships between family members.

glynis79 Mar 07, 2012

cute. light movie - somewhat obvious in the storyline, but enjoyable to watch none the less

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varaidzo89
May 18, 2011

this is such a wonderful movie Diane Keaton is brilliant the all star cast also makes this movie worth watching SJP, Rachel McAdams, Claire Danes & Luke Wilson. You can watch it any time of the year even though it is set during christmas.

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bfabb
Apr 28, 2011

Great film!

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