A Family Thing
A Family Thing (1996)

After his mother dies, middle-aged Southern good ol' boy Earl learns that his real mother was an African American maid whom his father forced himself on. His mother's final request is for Earl to leave his Alabama hometown and find… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 8, 2001
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today

It's likely to be overrated by some and underrated by others, and both contingents will be wrong. One can't, however, overrate the performances, with auntie ruling the roost in more ways than one.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Uplifting film that celebrates the ties that link people together despite vast differences.

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Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

Underrated family drama; Duvall and Jones are terrific

Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Restrained, thoughtful, and ultimately very successful.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

A just-OK teaming of two major talents

Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

A poignant and beautifully life affirming film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Leo L
Great movie.