The Family Tree Synopsis
A mother's memory loss gives her family a second chance at happiness.
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Variety

Suffers from severe problems of tone, a surfeit of undeveloped plot points and characters, and bland direction.
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Time Out New York

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Surprise! The upper-middle-class family is still rotten to the core. In Vivi Friedman's overstuffed farce, the parents cheat on each other,...
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40

Village Voice

Thin as it is, Family Tree is no slog - the droll, attentive performances by Davis and Mulroney are endearing, and the extraneous guest-star...
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Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
Director Vivi Friedman's inability to successfully reconcile the film's duality undercuts an eclectic cast gamely committed to Mark...
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38

Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
A few trite race and religion jokes goose up what's mostly a sentimental story of a dysfunctional family suddenly and magically learning to...
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25

New York Post

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Family Tree, which seems to have been written using indie-film Mad Libs, devolves into way too many quirky subplots.
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10

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
The only reason I can think of to watch Vivi Friedman's flat, satirical farce The Family Tree - and it's not a good enough reason - is the...
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By fungirl101
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The Family Tree review

By film_guru_wannabe
Great cast, off-beat humor, good summer flick. Best parts were Christina Hendricks, Bow Wow and Brittany Robertson characters. oh, and a hilarious opening song, 'Shut the ^*&# Up'....

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Rated R | For sexual content, pervasive language, drug use and some violence