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.
April 4, 2013
Family Weekend is just as simpy as its plot sounds, but under Alabama-born director Epps, making his feature directing debut, this comedy skips along on good intentions with actors who put more into the characters than they deserve.
April 2, 2013
An enjoyably leftfield oddball comedy.
March 29, 2013
An appealing film about the rigors of parenting and misperception of what it takes to be a parent.
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.
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.
March 27, 2013
Despite the occasional descent into clumsy farce, it largely succeeds in creating its own space and providing a pleasingly different teen perspective on life.
March 24, 2013
What Emily wants is basically a return to "Leave it to Beaver" sort of values. That may be a hard sell in the 21st Century.