The Perfect Family
The Perfect Family (2012)

The Perfect Family stars Kathleen Turner as suburban mother and devout Catholic Eileen Cleary, who has always kept up appearances. When she runs for the Catholic Woman of the Year title at her local parish, her final test is introducing her… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 26, 2012
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic

It would be ripe territory for self-reflection if this sloppy debut from filmmaker Anne Renton weren't plagued with as much self-doubt and uncertainty as its lead Catholic.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

A leaden, ham-fisted affair that was exactly the sort of pap John Waters was spoofing when he cast Turner as a serial-killing soccer mom.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

This Kathleen Turner vehicle is a stiff, a picture with so little urgency that it drags on like a sermon without end, with all the flavor of a communion wafer.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

At the most fundamental level, as a work of entertainment, it fails. Scenes meander pointlessly, beginning and ending without any change or story movement.

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Ian Buckwalter
NPR

The film's gentle, sentimental approach prevents it from ever really getting at the pain that's been swirling around this imperfect family for years.

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Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

Turner is terrific, but The Perfect Family doesn't know quite what to do with her energy, eventually taking on so much surplus woe, there's no chance for a clean exit.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

A moving story of a woman's attempt to keep pace in a world that's moving too quickly for her.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

"The Perfect Family'' is Kathleen Turner's show. And when a series of crises forces Eileen to re-examine her values and beliefs, Turner rises magnificently to the occasion.

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Perry Seibert
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Hollywood generally avoids religion whenever possible. The Perfect Family, a sweet and touching indie comedy-drama, tackles the subject head-on without offending or alienating anyone.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
I actually liked this a little more than I thought I would. I can't help feel that it would have been a better movie without Kathleen Turner, though....
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"<i><b>The Perfect Family</i></b> is like so many other family films that I have seen dealing with religion, having a gay/lesbian… More
jay nixon
The film is rather diffuse but Kathleen Turner is masterful in her ability to convey this woman's many sides and internal struggle. It's a shame the… More