The Family Stone Synopsis
A man brings his icy girlfriend home.
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Premiere

The Family Stone may not be super-serious or even, well, sly, but none of that matters: this is a warm and engaging film that is sure to...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Keaton, a sorceress at blending humor and heartbreak, honors the film with a grace that makes it stick in the memory.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
As stuffed with beguiling performances - some of them unexpectedly good - as its script is overstuffed. And though even the beguiled may...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Silly at times, leaning toward the screwball tradition of everyone racing around the house at the same time in a panic fueled by serial...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Parker has a great time being the anti–Carrie Bradshaw while Keaton-as-matriarch is a particular joy -- funny, beautiful, elegant,...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A machine-tooled entertainment that's as fake and flimsy as a plastic Christmas tree. The only reason the movie isn't as bad as it has a...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The slapstick weeper The Family Stone is a lump of coal brightened by four diamond-sharp performances.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie is a holiday romantic comedy that wants to put the holiday romantic comedy out of business.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Spends too much time on unconvincing romantic-comedy contrivances to be consistently engaging. Throughout the uneven film and its mixed bag...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Bezucha made something perverse, a feel-bad holiday film about a repellent family, with a milquetoast dad and a smug, devious harpy of a...
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Five Word Review

By jpom81
Best Movie Of All Time...

Great movie!!

By panther96
A good movie that'll give you a laugh!...

A Solid Film

By the_flick_reviewing_king
I didnt have any idea what I was getting into when I picked up this movie I had a little bit of an idea what it was about but not enough to draw a conclusive picture. I knew it had a good cast...

Family Stone

By marysonthemove
Great typical family with all the twisted personalities driving each other nuts, yet still loving everyone for who they are...

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Rated PG-13 | For some sexual content including dialogue, and drug references
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Bittersweet story won't appeal to younger teens.
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