The Perfect Family Reviews

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May 3, 2012
We need more of Turner onscreen, so I hesitate to criticize when she finally appears. But the truth is that she's sadly underutilized in Renton's debut.
May 3, 2012
Turner's interactions with Deschanel are so much weightier than the rest of the film that the other storylines seem extraneous.
May 2, 2012
The Perfect Family seems to resist introspective pit stops, cruising toward its tidy resolution with a host of missed opportunities in its wake.
Top Critic
May 2, 2012
In the final scene I found myself laughing and crying at the same time.
May 1, 2012
Turner seems stifled by the joyless role of a woman whose only purpose is to be taught the error of her sanctimonious ways.
May 1, 2012
Renton's competing tones and intentions result in a film at odds with itself and its lead performance.
May 1, 2012
Hardly perfect, but definitely trying to be good.
May 1, 2012
[VIDEO] Director Anne Renton's feature debut is a low-key family comedy that succeeds primarily on the shoulders of its capable leading lady.
April 30, 2012
The Perfect Family is a tiny treasure, a rare story that's willing to look at what faith means and how it truly applies to our everyday lives.
April 27, 2012
Turner's complex and heart-wrenching performance provides a window into the life of a woman dedicated to the values and commitments her church dictates, even during her family's darkest times.
July 22, 2011
Doesn't get all the Catholic details right but still presents the church's rituals and parish politics more seriously than most movies.
May 5, 2011
The prevailing mood is that of a Hallmark Channel film, where plot and symbols are just too bright and obvious and squared away.
May 5, 2011
A dynamite Kathleen Turner desperately strives to be named "Catholic Woman of the Year" in tyro helmer Anne Renton's feel-good religious laffer The Perfect Family.
April 26, 2011
It's hard not to wish that it had taken a few more chances and explored its certainly relevant themes a little more deeply.
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