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Family Weekend (2013)

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 5.5/10
Reviews Counted: 22
Fresh: 8
Rotten: 14

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

Average Rating: 5.3/10
Reviews Counted: 10
Fresh: 3
Rotten: 7

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 3.4/5
User Ratings: 850

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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 Site

Rating:
R (for some sexual content and brief drug use)
Genre:
Drama , Kids & Family , Comedy
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD:
Apr 23, 2013
Runtime:
Arc Entertainment - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Family Weekend

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (14)

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

Watching "Family Weekend" you feel as trapped as the tied-up parents, wondering, when will it all end?

Full Review… | May 28, 2013
Movie Metropolis

A couple twists short of a good comedy; this film seems like more of a TV prime time test spin for the cast and crew than a fully developed film.

Full Review… | April 7, 2013
Monsters and Critics

Family Weekend is just as simpy as its plot sounds, but under Alabama-born director Epps, making his feature directing debut, this comedy skips along on good intentions with actors who put more into the characters than they deserve.

Full Review… | April 4, 2013
Daily Herald (IL)

An enjoyably leftfield oddball comedy.

Full Review… | April 2, 2013
Screen International

Anarchic, silly, witless, cartoonish and unsophisticated despite lively performances by the talented Olesya Rulin and Joey King.

Full Review… | March 29, 2013
NYC Movie Guru

Teen tries to repair dysfunctional family in so-so comedy.

Full Review… | March 29, 2013
Common Sense Media

An appealing film about the rigors of parenting and misperception of what it takes to be a parent.

Full Review… | March 29, 2013
Cinema Sight

Feels longer than just two days

Full Review… | March 28, 2013
Movie Habit

In need of a more judicious editor and a game plan to approach the steady erosion of marriage with a profound hit of honesty, not just a sitcom-style presentation of forced therapy.

Full Review… | March 28, 2013
Blu-ray.com

Who was "Family Weekend" made for? Beats the hell out of me.

Full Review… | March 27, 2013
DustinPutman.com

Despite the occasional descent into clumsy farce, it largely succeeds in creating its own space and providing a pleasingly different teen perspective on life.

Full Review… | March 27, 2013
Eye for Film

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.

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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.

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