Familiar Strangers
Familiar Strangers (2008)

A dysfunctional family from rural Virginia contends with conflict, ritual, and communication as the grown-up son who has moved away and kept his distance returns home to spend Thanksgiving weekend with the parents and siblings he once left… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: December 1, 2008
DVD Release Date: November 17, 2009
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News

Good intentions and huggable canines go only so far in the face of a predictable script and casting so random that everyone involved seems barely part of the same species, let alone the same family.

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Jason Heck
Kansas City Star

Familiar is right.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Subdued yet entertaining...

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Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat

One assumes writer John Bell isn't plagued with a family full of neurotics like, say, Noah Baumbach, so while his movie manages to rise above cliche, it doesn't have very far to go beyond that.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Though admirably modest and understated...it has a lot to be modest about.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
The end of this film is rather effective, and during the last few scenes, I admit that I almost felt something for the characters. But these few moments of… More
CAST: Shawn Hatosy, D.J. Qualls, Ann Dowd, Tom Bower, Cameron Richardson, Georgia Mae Lively, Nikkie Reed DIRECTED BY: Zackary Adler SUMMARY: Brian, who… More
Leigh Ryan
My type of film... a little nutty, a little real, and a whole lot of funny weirdness. Cute!