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Friends and Family Reviews

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Top Critic
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
December 26, 2003
Which is worse? Lame jokes about gays or lame jokes about the mob?
| Original Score: 1/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
December 25, 2003
You haven't lived until you've seen a bunch of straight goombas taking a crash course in swish history, the better to pose as employees of a catering company.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Christopher Null
October 30, 2003
Is the movie finding its jokes in subverting the stereotypes or in the stereotypes themselves?
| Original Score: 1.5/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
October 22, 2003
Makes the clobbering minds behind My Big Fat Greek Wedding seem the apotheosis of subtlety and nuance by comparison.
Ken Fox
TV Guide
October 3, 2003
A passably entertaining comedy of accretion that doesn't amount to much.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
October 3, 2003
There's no rhythm or style to any of it, just the dismal feeling that the filmmakers have seen La Cage Aux Folles and The Godfather too many times.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
October 2, 2003
An overloaded, slow-moving series of predictable jokes and forced situations.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Jorge Morales
Village Voice
September 30, 2003
First-timer Coury's fast pace can't outrun Joseph Triebwasser's predictable script, saddled with mobster clichés and queer stereotypes.
Brandon Judell
August 21, 2003
the making of Friends and Family must have been more than watching it, but not much more.
Phil Hall
Film Threat
July 30, 2003
"The Sopranos" meet "La Cage Aux Folles," with a heavy and happy emphasis on humor which camps up the gay stereotypes.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
John Venable
June 27, 2003
Never thought I'd say this about a film, but it's just not gay enough. Wait to rent it.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 20, 2003
Wants very much to mimic the screwball comedies of the forties with a gay twist, but the script and direction are simply too clumsy to carry it off.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 20, 2003
The movie is slick, the boys are gorgeous, and most of it is innocent fun, but the romp is spoiled by the subplot in very bad taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
June 19, 2003
Predictable fun, but fun all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 23, 2003
Despite their missteps, first-timers Kristen Coury, as director, and writer Joseph Triebwasser create enough silliness to keep things amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

E! Online
May 16, 2003
It's a dreary, 'when will it end' Birdcage rip-off.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
May 15, 2003
Painless, sweet comedy.
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
May 14, 2003
Director Kristen Coury has made a technically polished first film, but her sense of comic timing and sexual politics is strictly borscht belt.
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