Family Weekend Synopsis
A teenager takes her parents hostage after they miss her rope-jumping competition.
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75

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
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...
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Mark Olsen
Family Weekend is no worse than many of the dysfunctional family comedies that populate the Sundance Film Festival — "Little Miss Sunshine"...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Despite the promise Epps and Turner show in their film’s finest moments, we’re still talking about a movie that tries to wring jokes from...
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Family Weekend is the kind of dark-for-dark's sake, wannabe quirkfest that proves indie films can be just as clichéd and vapid as the most...
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30

The New York Times

By Andy Webster
This belabored comedy, directed by Benjamin Epps, has a slick visual veneer and some capable performances, especially by Ms. Rulin and Ms....
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Although Rulin displays a compelling neurotic edge as the driven Emily, Chenoweth and Modine are unable to breathe much life into their...
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10

Village Voice

By Nick Schager
Quirky indie hell, thy name is Family Weekend. Benjamin Epps's film is the very definition of affected cutie-pie whimsy and weirdness.
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FAMILY WEEKEND

By ktchntbl
This is a SUPER FAMILY FLICK!! The reviewers , as usual, do not know jack.!! Anyone over 14 will love this movie. Forget the rating and watch. At the end, your whole family will have a big smile...

FAMILY WEEKEND

By ktchntbl
This is a SUPER FAMILY FLICK!! The reviewers , as usual, do not know jack.!! Anyone over 14 will love this movie. Forget the rating and watch. At the end, your whole family will have a big smile...

Family Weekend

By jmepps
Quirky, fast-paced, funny! Olesya rules and her parents' (the incomparable Kristin Chenovweth and Matthew Modine) incompetence just may be overcome by the odd siblings of Emily, wise beyond her years...

Family Weekend

By jmepps
Quirky, fast-paced, funny! Olesya rules and her parents' (the incomparable Kristin Chenovweth and Matthew Modine) incompetence just may be overcome by the odd siblings of Emily, wise beyond her years...

Loved this movie!

By moviegoer52982
I was lucky enough to see this at an advanced screening and absolutely LOVED it!...

Loved this movie!

By moviegoer52982
I was lucky enough to see this at an advanced screening and absolutely LOVED it!...

Critics are stupid.

By 0BlackRose0
This movie was hilarious, insightful, and tells a tale of a modern family. Just a different kind of family therapy. Should really give it a try before writing it off....

Critics are stupid.

By 0BlackRose0
This movie was hilarious, insightful, and tells a tale of a modern family. Just a different kind of family therapy. Should really give it a try before writing it off....

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Rated R | For Some sexual content and brief drug use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Teen tries to repair dysfunctional family in so-so comedy.
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