Family Reviews

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April 24, 2019
Heartfelt and finely observed. However, in the end, the helmer wants laughs, and she gets a whole bunch of them with this small-scale but charming feature.
April 22, 2019
Yes, you have seen it before, but here we have a big difference - Taylor Schilling as the brash, socially-inept go-getter Kate in "the guy" role.
April 19, 2019
With Family, [Laura] Steinel makes a tribute to aunties, the women in one's life who dispense advice whether asked for or not, refuse to take guff and indulge their charges for the sheer joy of it.
April 19, 2019
In the end, though, Family is yet another uptight-career-woman-learns-how-to-loosen-up story-with some added Juggalos.
April 19, 2019
Sharply written and packed with comically stinging dialogue.
April 18, 2019
Language, drinking in affecting comedy about acceptance.
April 17, 2019
Part workplace comedy, part buddy movie and all hilarious character study, writer/director Laura Steinel's feature film debut is a comedic breakthrough for star Taylor Schilling
April 15, 2019
Family certainly contains broad humor and a fairly straightforward plot, but it's also not afraid to really make Maddie's personality unabashedly bizarre, and Bryn Vale's commitment to that character yields splendid results
April 15, 2019
Bolstered by a great cast, Family is a joyous film about celebrating our eccentricities and acknowledging that it's the people in our lives who help to make us whole.
April 11, 2019
Leaning into unpredictability might also have meant sacrificing Family's biggest strength - its heart. It might be dripping with soda and slathered in black and white greasepaint. But it's a heart nonetheless.
November 27, 2018
It takes an indie film like Family to say, 'No, family's not going to change your life but it's got good parts and funny parts so you can do both.'
November 6, 2018
Writer/ director Laura Steinel gives a powerful and hilariously heartfelt first feature.
October 10, 2018
Taylor Schilling's breakout performance plus Laura Steinel's rip-roaring script equal a hilariously raunchy Uncle Buck for the modern age.
August 28, 2018
By any measure, Family is nothing short of a complete delight.
April 5, 2018
Family is lighthearted and fun, and while I don't think it is breaking any new ground necessarily, it retreads old territory with new vigor and a refreshing take.
March 15, 2018
The true highlight of the entire film is watching Schilling, in full face paint, on stage with the Insane Clown Posse at the Gathering of the Juggalos. It's one of the most unexpected and amusing plot points I've seen at the festival this year.
March 13, 2018
A self-improvement-through-childcare comedy exposing the hitherto unknown potential of the Insane Clown Posse to enable young girls' emotional growth ...
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