Family Weekend
Family Weekend (2013)

When a 16-year-old girl becomes fed-up with her self-absorbed family's lack of attention and affection - she decides to take matters into her own hands - and take her parents hostage.(c) Official Site

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 23, 2013
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Martindale
Dallas Morning News

Don't let the innocuous title fool you. Family Weekend is a subversive little comedy in which a tightly wound misfit of a teenage girl, fed up with watching her family spiral out of control, subjects her parents to an extreme intervention.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

We're sitting there, trapped. An angry little teenager's yelling at us. And we're not having any fun at all.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Watching "Family Weekend" you feel as trapped as the tied-up parents, wondering, when will it all end?

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Tom Long
Detroit News

The unconventional dysfunctional family has now become a Hollywood convention. It is familiar to a fault.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

The script, by Matt K. Turner, is loaded with contradictions, its hollow flirtation with subversion amount to airplane pablum.

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Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

A couple twists short of a good comedy; this film seems like more of a TV prime time test spin for the cast and crew than a fully developed film.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

For a long while, director Benjamin Epps goes for breakneck farce; at its best, this is a batty mixture of family-values editorial and teen spoof.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

What keeps the film afloat is the buoyant young cast, with Rulin especially watchable as the tightly wound lead and Joey King as her younger sister, who's an aspiring actress.

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Dann Gire
Daily Herald (IL)

Family Weekend is just as simpy as its plot sounds, but under Alabama-born director Epps, making his feature directing debut, this comedy skips along on good intentions with actors who put more into the characters than they deserve.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
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Family Weekend was a film I decided to watch because I just wanted something to watch to pass the time. But even though it's pretty cheesy it still ended… More
Dann Michalski
Wacky and fun, Family Weekend is an entertaining comedy with a bit of a dark edge. In a desperate attempt to save her family a 16-year-old high school girl… More