Family Law
Family Law (2006)

Director Daniel Burman's "Fatherhood Trilogy" draws to a close with this follow-up to Lost Embrace detailing the efforts of a devoted lawyer and teacher to live up to the lofty standards set by his hard working father. Ariel… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 8, 2006
DVD Release Date: May 15, 2007
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: What Family Law lacks in overt drama and conflict, it more than makes us with warm performances and smart, sharp dialogue.

Marta Barber
Miami Herald

Full of subtle dark humor that won't make you bend with laughter but certainly may cause you to giggle.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

This observant little movie does delicately touch on those unspoken assumptions that animate so many filial relationships. And the wry, soft-spoken tone is a welcome one amid the dysfunctional burlesques Hollywood routinely extrudes.

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Beth Accomando

Family Law has a sweet sense of how families try to interact and connect... There's nothing big about this film but it's filled with small joys and insights.

Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

A subtly perceptive charmer that was Argentina's entry for a best foreign film Oscar and might have been nominated in a less competitive year.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

With its slack plotting, the film itself feels as aimless as its main character.

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Eric D. Snider

It's a nice film, offering a few smiles and very likable performances. It could stand to have its themes fleshed out a little more, though.

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Jonathan F. Richards

The lessons of this slight human comedy are not groundbreaking, but they do strike a warmly universal chord.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Family Law offers a sweet, understated perspective on the psychological dance of wariness, hope and acceptance that occurs between many a father and son.

Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

...a charming and low-key effort from Argentina which was their contender for the foreign language Oscar, though it didn't get nominated.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Family Law" starts with Ariel Perelman(Daniel Hendler), a law professor, recounting how he met and fell in love with his wife… More
William Goss
Slight drama places Pop on pedestal, uses narration as frequent crutch.