The Family Stone
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A man brings his ice-queen girlfriend home for Christmas to meet his eccentric family. Overwhelmed by the hostile reception, the girlfriend begs her sister to join her for emotional support, only to trigger more problems.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I can't deny the incidental pleasures of watching these talented players giving it their all, even in such a misguided project."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"A feel-bad holiday film about a repellent family, with a milquetoast dad and a smug, devious harpy of a mom."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"a gob of yuletide Play-Doh"
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"The movie feels a lot like slacker brother Ben: a little sloppy, mostly predictable, some flashes of poignancy and wisdom, but ultimately doesn't live up to its potential."
‑ Camerin Courtney, Christianity Today
"...turns from endearing to phony even before the first carol is sung."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
"It's worth two hours for those who appreciate this kind of workmanlike, low-risk drama."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"This is one busy wannabe heart-tugger."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"I loved it."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"What's so refreshing about Thomas Bezucha's The Family Stone is how it plays off of genre expectations and effortlessly switches back and forth between comedy, romance and tragedy."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
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‑ Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel, 3BlackChicks Review
"Some will find it touching, some will be too weary of the plot contrivances and the smug Stone family to care."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"The Family Stone is a lot slyer than you might expect."
‑ Susan Walker, Toronto Star
"The farcical elements are much too loaded to provide any real fun, and the Stones come off more as sanctimonious, politically correct left-wing prigs than enchanting."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Tocante sem ser melodramático, desenvolve bem seus personagens, cujas interações soam sempre reais. Além disso, o filme oscila com segurança entre o drama e a comédia e conta com um elenco formidável."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Una comedia dramática absolutamente menor, con personajes potencialmente atractivos pero finalmente inverosímiles y estereotipados."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
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