Mitch's Review of The Family Stone
The Family Stone(2005)
Gave this film a second look on the insistence of my girlfriend, C (her turn to pick), and I admit I liked it. "The Family Stone" is an ensemble family drama that has a great blend of humor, romance, heart, drama and tragedy. The talent laden cast performed extremely well and I must admit my favorite was the performance delivered by Craig T. Nelson, yes, the one and only "Coach". A close second was the performance by a Luke Wilson. The film had a few situations that appeared out of nowhere and felt far too sudden. It also possessed a few scenes where character action/dialogue felt inauthentic, forced and unrealistic. But kudos must go to the filmmakers for developing a solid and coherent story with depth that had so many speaking roles into a small time frame. Recommended.