Familiar Strangers 2008

Familiar Strangers

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.

40%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 5

48%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 403
User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

Familiar Strangers Photos

Movie Info

A young man's (Shawn Hatosy) Thanksgiving reunion with his dysfunctional family redefines relationships.

Cast & Crew

Shawn Hatosy
Brian Worthington
DJ Qualls
Kenny Worthington
Tom Bower
Frank Worthington
Ann Dowd
Dottie Worthington
Cameron Richardson
Erin Worthington
Kevin Murray
Clyde
John Bell
Writer
Tim Estep
Producer
Scott LeGrand
Producer
Dawn Landes
Original Music
Steve Salett
Original Music
Hernan Michael Otaño
Cinematographer
Rachel Goodlett
Film Editor
Show all Cast & Crew

Critic Reviews for Familiar Strangers

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (3)

Audience Reviews for Familiar Strangers

  • Nov 09, 2010
    The end of this film is rather effective, and during the last few scenes, I admit that I almost felt something for the characters. But these few moments of pathos do nothing to make up for the sheer boredom (a word I try not to use) of the first hour and fifteen minutes. The characters are remarkably uninteresting with few definable aspects - drawn, one might say, with a blurry pen. The situations are contrived - made up out of cliches. And if this attempts to be a comedy, I can find no discernibly amusing moment. More to the point, whatever happened with the Brian/Allison plot? The only mildly charming character disappears, and the movie sorely misses her and its overall point.
    Jim H Super Reviewer
  • May 27, 2010
    CAST: Shawn Hatosy, D.J. Qualls, Ann Dowd, Tom Bower, Cameron Richardson, Georgia Mae Lively, Nikkie Reed DIRECTED BY: Zackary Adler SUMMARY: Brian, who has moved away from his family and kept his distance for the past several years, is reluctantly returning for Thanksgiving despite having an unresolved conflict with his father, Frank. Frank feels he has failed as a father, having lost the ability to connect with his maturing children. The rest of the family includes mother Dottie who holds the reins of the family beneath the surface, brother Kenny who is a twenty-something that has not yet found his path, sister Erin who is struggling to find herself after a painful divorce, and Erin's young daughter Maddy, truly wise beyond her years. MY THOUGHTS: "Indie Comedy Drama that takes some time to really get rolling as you get to know the characters, and then gets really interesting. I personally liked Kenny. He really brings the laughs. Well I find him funny and most relatable since that is the kind of things I do in my family. I kid the most and make a joke out of every situation. It is a film some can relate to including myself. Some parents really don't know how to make the transition from being a parent to a child to being the parent to an adult. Good story. If you have the patience for the slow start it gives." (DONKEYBALL HAS TO BE THE BEST REDNECK GAME EVER....LOL..)
  • Jan 31, 2010
    My type of film... a little nutty, a little real, and a whole lot of funny weirdness. Cute!
    Leigh R Super Reviewer

Familiar Strangers Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides