The Family Stone Reviews

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December 14, 2018
Remarkably for a Hollywood movie, this very entertaining comedy proves that the outward good cheer and inward bad vibes of the Christmas season can not only coexist, but amusingly feed upon each other.
July 31, 2018
The movie feels sentimental but never cheesy: Our allegiances shift throughout, until we decide everyone deserves our sympathy, everyone has reasons.
August 17, 2010
a gob of yuletide Play-Doh
July 7, 2010
The Family Stone works hard to warm the cockles of our hearts. The cast is attractive. The sentiments are commendable. But the love Bezucha wants us to feel for the family couldn't possibly compete with the love they already feel for themselves.
April 29, 2009
I loved it.
May 7, 2007
March 1, 2007
The farcical elements are much too loaded to provide any real fun, and the Stones come off more as sanctimonious, politically correct left-wing prigs than enchanting.
September 22, 2006
The movie feels a lot like slacker brother Ben: a little sloppy, mostly predictable, some flashes of poignancy and wisdom, but ultimately doesn't live up to its potential.
July 29, 2006
What's so refreshing about Thomas Bezucha's The Family Stone is how it plays off of genre expectations and effortlessly switches back and forth between comedy, romance and tragedy.
May 12, 2006
April 14, 2006
Tocante sem ser melodramtico, desenvolve bem seus personagens, cujas interaes soam sempre reais. Alm disso, o filme oscila com segurana entre o drama e a comdia e conta com um elenco formidvel.
April 1, 2006
March 18, 2006
February 21, 2006
...turns from endearing to phony even before the first carol is sung.
January 31, 2006
Una comedia dramtica absolutamente menor, con personajes potencialmente atractivos pero finalmente inverosmiles y estereotipados.
January 17, 2006
The Family Stone is a movie for everyone, especially during the holidays.
January 13, 2006
Thomas Bezucha who wrote and directed wanted it to build up to a romantic and madcap third act, perhaps a bit like MOONSTRUCK, but somehow it seems forced.
January 13, 2006
January 11, 2006
Direction, acting, and even the dialogue are strong -- absolutely top notch. They are the work of professionals. It's the story line that bottlenecks the whole process.
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