Family Fundamentals Reviews

November 1, 2002
A moving and important film.
October 11, 2002
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
Just how these families interact may surprise you.
October 10, 2002
As part of Mr. Dong's continuing exploration of homosexuality in America, Family Fundamentals is an earnest study in despair.
October 10, 2002
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 8, 2002
Compassionately explores the seemingly irreconcilable situation between conservative Christian parents and their estranged gay and lesbian children.
July 26, 2002
Sensitive though not quite revelatory documentary.
July 25, 2002
The film is almost eerily calm and refuses to take sides. But that lets its insights penetrate all the deeper.
June 22, 2002
Without heavy-handedness, Dong provides perspective with his intelligent grasp of human foibles and contradictions.