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Family Viewing (1989)

Family Viewing





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Movie Info

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
On DVD: Dec 27, 1990

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Critic Reviews for Family Viewing

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Not meant for family viewing as the title might indicate.

Full Review… | January 21, 2004
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

June 26, 2005

Audience Reviews for Family Viewing

[font=Century Gothic]In "Family Viewing" Van(Aidan Tierney) and Aline(Arsinee Khanjian) meet at a retirement home while visiting their respective loved ones. Aline works as a phone sex operator which cannot support her mother's care while Van is the only member of his family to visit his grandmother, his mother having no contact with the rest of the family. Van's father, Stan(David Hemblen), has since remarried a younger woman, Sandra(Gabrielle Rose).(Stan works in electronics and has a tendency to videotape everything.) Aline receives a lucrative offer to meet a client in Montreal for a week and asks Van to look after her mother while she is gone...[/font]

[font=Century Gothic]"Family Viewing" is not as good as the other early Atom Egoyan movies I have been watching recently but it still has its share of worthwhile moments. This movie is also about family and disconnectedness, but there is less of a story than usual. And the videotaping of sex is not that weird, as long as everybody agrees to it and they are all having fun.[/font]
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[font=Century Gothic](And on that note, I am on vacation and will return to these pages on Tuesday, September 26.)[/font]

Walter M.

Super Reviewer

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