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Family Fundamentals (2002)

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In his new feature documentary, Family Fundamentals, filmmaker Arthur Dong (Licensed to Kill, Coming Out Under Fire) continues his quest to understand American contempt for homosexuality and its effects on family, culture and the nation's political landscape. Armed with a digital camera, Dong takes viewers into the private, and sometimes very public lives, of three conservative Christian families with gay and lesbian children. -- © DeepFocus Productions, Inc

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Critic Reviews for Family Fundamentals

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (9)

A moving and important film.

November 1, 2002 | Rating: 3/4
Seattle Times
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An earnest, heartrending look at the divide between religious fundamentalists and their gay relatives. It's also heavy-handed and devotes too much time to bigoted views.

October 11, 2002 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
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Just how these families interact may surprise you.

October 11, 2002 | Rating: 3/4
New York Post
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As part of Mr. Dong's continuing exploration of homosexuality in America, Family Fundamentals is an earnest study in despair.

October 10, 2002 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
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Dong never pushes for insights beyond the superficial tensions of the dynamic he's dissecting, and the film settles too easily along the contours of expectation.

October 10, 2002
L.A. Weekly
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Compassionately explores the seemingly irreconcilable situation between conservative Christian parents and their estranged gay and lesbian children.

October 8, 2002
Village Voice
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