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Family Weekend (2013)



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Movie Info

When a 16-year-old girl becomes fed-up with her self-absorbed family's lack of attention and affection - she decides to take matters into her own hands - and take her parents hostage.(c) Official Sitemore
Rating: R (for some sexual content and brief drug use)
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Matt K. Turner
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 23, 2013
Arc Entertainment - Official Site


Kristin Chenoweth
as Samantha Smith-Dungy
Matthew Modine
as Duncan Dungy
Olesya Rulin
as Emily Smith-Dungy
Joey King
as Lucinda Smith-Dungy
Eddie Hassell
as Jackson Smith-Dungy
Robbie Tucker
as Mickey Smith-Dungy
Lisa Lauren Smith
as Officer Reyes
Peter Gail
as Deputy Tyler
Jordan Mahome
as Regional Announcer
Arthur Cartwright
as James Thompson
Thomas Hoffman
as State Announcer
Thomas Hoffmann
as State Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Family Weekend

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (10)

Don't let the innocuous title fool you. Family Weekend is a subversive little comedy in which a tightly wound misfit of a teenage girl, fed up with watching her family spiral out of control, subjects her parents to an extreme intervention.

Full Review… | April 4, 2013
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

The unconventional dysfunctional family has now become a Hollywood convention. It is familiar to a fault.

Full Review… | March 29, 2013
Detroit News
Top Critic

For a long while, director Benjamin Epps goes for breakneck farce; at its best, this is a batty mixture of family-values editorial and teen spoof.

Full Review… | March 29, 2013
New York Post
Top Critic

We're sitting there, trapped. An angry little teenager's yelling at us. And we're not having any fun at all.

Full Review… | March 29, 2013
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

The script, by Matt K. Turner, is loaded with contradictions, its hollow flirtation with subversion amount to airplane pablum.

Full Review… | March 28, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

What keeps the film afloat is the buoyant young cast, with Rulin especially watchable as the tightly wound lead and Joey King as her younger sister, who's an aspiring actress.

Full Review… | March 28, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Family Weekend

Family Weekend was a film I decided to watch because I just wanted something to watch to pass the time. But even though it's pretty cheesy it still ended up making me laugh. It has a great variety of characters which made the family in the film one of the more interesting ones I have come across. Joey King was awesome in this. Her character has a love for movies and her character kept reenacting some pretty famous roles. It was a lot of fun to see such a young talent embody them. The movie isn't something I would have originally have ever chosen to watch, but it's not one I regret seeing.


Super Reviewer

Wacky and fun, Family Weekend is an entertaining comedy with a bit of a dark edge. In a desperate attempt to save her family a 16-year-old high school girl kidnaps her parents in order to get them to realize how dysfunctional and out-of-touch they've become. Olesya Rulin gives an excellent performance and brings a lot charisma to the film. Additionally, Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Modine give strong supporting performances. And while it's not a straight dark comedy, the humor has a quirky tone that works very well. Delivering some good laughs, Family Weekend is an enjoyable screwball comedy.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

It's not like I had really high expectations, but this comes across like it was written by a 12-year-old. The plot is completely useless, the dialogue is terrible, and none of the actors have any chemistry whatsoever. I couldn't sit through the whole thing.

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