Opening

20% Transcendence Apr 18
52% Heaven Is for Real Apr 16
7% A Haunted House 2 Apr 18
89% Bears Apr 18
58% Fading Gigolo Apr 18

Top Box Office

89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier $41.3M
47% Rio 2 $39.3M
71% Oculus $12.0M
62% Draft Day $9.8M
77% Noah $7.6M
41% Divergent $7.4M
13% God's Not Dead $5.5M
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel $4.1M
79% Muppets Most Wanted $2.3M
78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman $1.9M

Coming Soon

45% The Other Woman Apr 25
—— Brick Mansions Apr 25
71% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 02
100% Neighbors May 09
—— Godzilla May 16

Premieres Tonight

—— Devious Maids: Season 2
50% Salem: Season 1

New Episodes Tonight

38% Believe: Season 1
71% The Bletchley Circle: Season 2
—— Californication: Season 7
83% Call the Midwife: Season 3
61% Crisis: Season 1
98% Game of Thrones: Season 4
100% The Good Wife: Season 5
86% Mad Men: Season 7
—— The Mentalist: Season 6
—— Mr. Selfridge: Season 2
—— Nurse Jackie: Season 6
71% Once Upon a Time: Season 3
100% Shameless: Season 04
48% Turn: Season 1
100% Veep: Season 3

Discuss Last Night's Shows

100% Da Vinci's Demons: Season 2
100% Orphan Black: Season 2

A Family Affair (2001)

tomatometer

50

Average Rating: 5.3/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 3

No consensus yet.

audience

45

liked it
Average Rating: 3/5
User Ratings: 2,235

My Rating

Movie Info

Can a cynical lesbian from the Big Apple find happiness with an upbeat blonde from the West Coast? That's the question in this independent bicoastal comedy. Rachel (Helen Lesnick, who also wrote and directed the film) is a native New Yorker who, after an unpleasant breakup with her girlfriend (Michele Greene), decides she needs a change of scenery. Rachel packs her bags and moves to San Diego, where she has a bit of trouble adapting to the laid-back rhythms of the California lifestyle; she also

Unrated,

Drama, Gay & Lesbian, Comedy

Aug 19, 2003

Small Planet - Official Site External Icon

Watch It Now

Cast

ADVERTISEMENT

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (9)

Lesnick's sharp eye for humor manages to keep things from getting too preachy.

June 20, 2003 Full Review Source: Miami Herald
Miami Herald
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Without the ready-made drama of coming out and identity struggle, gay romance can feel as flimsy and forced as its straight counterpart.

May 29, 2003 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Suffers from inexperienced filmmaking and a self-absorbed lead character who fails to elicit any truly tangible degree of audience sympathy.

May 18, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A serious romantic comedy of such strength and substance and so entertaining that it doesn't matter that its minuscule budget shows around the edges.

May 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The pacing never accelerates beyond sluggish, and Lesnick's script is an awkward pile of gag lines.

May 8, 2003 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A good old-fashioned love story.

February 24, 2003 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic IconTop Critic

An uneven appeal.

June 20, 2003 Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Frequently talky and overacted.

May 9, 2003 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

We get on board because of [Lesnick's] crazy, singular personality, and we're expected to stay in our seats when she grows conventional and boring.

February 27, 2003 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Affair is chock-full of moments where Lesnick breaks the fourth wall and pretty much does a standup routine right into the camera. It's funny once in a while, but gets extremely grating.

October 4, 2002 Full Review Source: Planet Sick-Boy
Planet Sick-Boy

Lesnick, who over exaggerates her every facial gesture like a stand-up comic, would have benefited from having a director other than herself.

February 26, 2002 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

Audience Reviews for A Family Affair

There are no featured audience reviews yet. Click the link below to see what others say about A Family Affair!

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss A Family Affair on our Movie forum!

What's Hot On RT

Box Office Wrapup
Box Office Wrapup

Captain America Triumphs Again

WonderCon
WonderCon

175 cosplay pictures

Highlights
Highlights

Picture gallery of stoners in film

<em>If I Stay</em>
If I Stay

Chloe Moretz goes out-of-body

Summer Movies
Summer Movies

10 most anticipated blockbusters

Find us on:                 
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile