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The Family Stone Reviews

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August 17, 2010
a gob of yuletide Play-Doh
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
April 14, 2006
Tocante sem ser melodramático, desenvolve bem seus personagens, cujas interações soam sempre reais. Além disso, o filme oscila com segurança entre o drama e a comédia e conta com um elenco formidável.
| Original Score: 4/5
February 21, 2006
...turns from endearing to phony even before the first carol is sung.
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January 31, 2006
Una comedia dramática absolutamente menor, con personajes potencialmente atractivos pero finalmente inverosímiles y estereotipados.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 17, 2006
The Family Stone is a movie for everyone, especially during the holidays.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 6, 2006
This film is clearly a vehicle for Parker. We wouldn't want to waste all the "Sex and the City" steam now would we?
January 5, 2006
I can't deny the incidental pleasures of watching these talented players giving it their all, even in such a misguided project.
January 1, 2006
A miserable misfire that might explain why so many people take their own lives during the holidays.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 28, 2005
The Stone's cruelty is a delight, especially when it turns out Parker actually is a giant loser.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/5
December 28, 2005
Like most family holiday gatherings, [it's] awkward and a bit loud in places, but filled with good humor and packed with familiar faces who give you a warm cozy feeling all over.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 27, 2005
Rings true in both a comedic and dramatic sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 26, 2005
...hits upon a couple of sad truths.
Full Review| Original Score: C+
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