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The Thing About My Folks lacks cohesiveness, and the cloying tone makes the talkiness grating. Read critic reviews

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Ben Kleinman (Paul Reiser) gets a surprise visit from his father, Sam (Peter Falk), who shows him a vague note from his mother indicating that she's left, and Sam has no idea where she's gone. While Ben's sisters mobilize in an effort to find their mother, he and Sam decide to hit the open road together. After looking at a farmhouse that Ben and his wife are considering buying, father and son continue traveling, sleeping outdoors, venting old frustrations -- and ultimately bonding.

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Critic Reviews for The Thing About My Folks

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Audience Reviews for The Thing About My Folks

  • Dec 19, 2011
    What an amazing and magnificent movie. It`s hilarious, deeply moving and utterly satisfying. A masterpiece of comedy and drama well rounded into a real joy of a film. Some of the best and most realistic character work i have ever seen ina film. It delivers unstoppable laughs from start to finish. Peter Falk and Paul Reiser give outstanding and beautiful performances. Falk is brilliant, he gives one of the bet screen performances of 2005. Weiser is excellent, he writes as well as performs superbly in this film. A stunning and well-crafted picture.
    Al S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 17, 2007
    The scene where the father is ogling the young woman in the cut off jeans is cute. Overall, I found this movie to be a bit on the dull side.
    Ida K Super Reviewer
  • Jun 11, 2007
    I loved the movie!! Very entertaining.
    Yinalí R Super Reviewer
  • May 11, 2007
    Fantastic job by the two leads... Everyone can relate to what these people go through.
    Leigh R Super Reviewer

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