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An off beat family of New Yorkers must come to terms with their own misgivings about life, relationships and the sheer unpredictability of love itself. Petunia weaves together the lives of brothers Charlie (Tobias Segal), Adrian and Michael (Eddie Kaye Thomas) as they unlearn everything their psychoanalyst parents have taught them. While Michael's cynical wife Vivian (Thora Birch) discovers she is pregnant, the family is also changing. Charlie's would be boyfriend George (Michael Urie) is in a polyamorous relationship with fitness fanatic Robin (Brittany Snow) and Adrian has developed… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's possible to make a great movie out of family dysfunction, but this one is too short on insight to rank with the best of the genre."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Dysfunctional-family farce which, as a comedy, doesn't function at all."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"The movie is never deeper than the average sitcom episode ... which makes Lahti's A-game that much more valuable."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Petunia augurs more titillation than it delivers and only works occasionally."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
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