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Familiar Strangers
A dysfunctional family from rural Virginia contends with conflict, ritual, and communication as the grown-up son who has moved away and kept his distance returns home to spend Thanksgiving weekend with the parents and siblings he once left behind in director Zackary Adler's offbeat comedy. When Brian Worthington (Shawn Hatosy) left home some years ago, he and his father, Frank (Tom Bower), weren't exactly on the best of terms. Time doesn't necessarily heal all wounds, and when Frank lost the ability to connect with his maturing children, he began replacing them with pets that would… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Good intentions and huggable canines go only so far in the face of a predictable script and casting so random that everyone involved seems barely part of the same species, let alone the same family."
‑ Cary Darling, Dallas Morning News
"Familiar is right."
‑ Jason Heck, Kansas City Star
"Subdued yet entertaining..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"One assumes writer John Bell isn't plagued with a family full of neurotics like, say, Noah Baumbach, so while his movie manages to rise above cliche, it doesn't have very far to go beyond that."
‑ Pete Vonder Haar, Film Threat
"Though admirably modest and understated...it has a lot to be modest about."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
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