Family Weekend
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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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ David Martindale, Dallas Morning News
"We're sitting there, trapped. An angry little teenager's yelling at us. And we're not having any fun at all."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Watching "Family Weekend" you feel as trapped as the tied-up parents, wondering, when will it all end?"
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"An enjoyably leftfield oddball comedy."
‑ Mark Adams, Screen International
"An appealing film about the rigors of parenting and misperception of what it takes to be a parent."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"The unconventional dysfunctional family has now become a Hollywood convention. It is familiar to a fault."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"The script, by Matt K. Turner, is loaded with contradictions, its hollow flirtation with subversion amount to airplane pablum."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
"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."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"Anarchic, silly, witless, cartoonish and unsophisticated despite lively performances by the talented Olesya Rulin and Joey King."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"Feels longer than just two days"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
"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."
‑ Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
"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."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"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."
‑ Dann Gire, Daily Herald (IL)
"Teen tries to repair dysfunctional family in so-so comedy."
‑ S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
"In need of a more judicious editor and a game plan to approach the steady erosion of marriage with a profound hit of honesty, not just a sitcom-style presentation of forced therapy."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
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