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Family Weekend Reviews

April 4, 2013
Don't let the innocuous title fool you. Family Weekend is a subversive little comedy in which a tightly wound misfit of a teenage girl, fed up with watching her family spiral out of control, subjects her parents to an extreme intervention.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 29, 2013
The unconventional dysfunctional family has now become a Hollywood convention. It is familiar to a fault.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 29, 2013
For a long while, director Benjamin Epps goes for breakneck farce; at its best, this is a batty mixture of family-values editorial and teen spoof.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 29, 2013
We're sitting there, trapped. An angry little teenager's yelling at us. And we're not having any fun at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 28, 2013
The script, by Matt K. Turner, is loaded with contradictions, its hollow flirtation with subversion amount to airplane pablum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 28, 2013
What keeps the film afloat is the buoyant young cast, with Rulin especially watchable as the tightly wound lead and Joey King as her younger sister, who's an aspiring actress.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 28, 2013
There's no overcoming the poorly conceived premise of Benjamin Epps' debut comedy. But a strong start and solid cast take it further than one might expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 28, 2013
The kind of dark-for-dark's sake, wannabe quirkfest that proves indie films can be just as clichéd and vapid as the most soulless Hollywood movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 27, 2013
The direction by Benjamin Epps, who has an early cameo as a jump-rope judge, shows decent comic timing, but needs to dial the histrionics way down and find a script that has some substance beneath the shenanigans.
March 26, 2013
Quirky indie hell, thy name is Family Weekend.