The Perfect Family Synopsis
A devout Roman Catholic is obsessed with winning the title of Catholic Woman of the Year.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Make no mistake, though: The Perfect Family is Kathleen Turner's show. And when a series of crises forces Eileen to re-examine her values...
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Movieline

By Michelle Orange
It's still a kick to watch Kathleen Turner don a housedress and trade soothing pieties with Richard Chamberlain. The Perfect Family feels...
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Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
Watching a consummate pro like Turner navigate an uneven script, veering from farcical determination, her cheeks puffed like those of a...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
This debut feature by Anne Renton doesn't quite find the proper tone to convey its heartfelt message.
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NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
Renton's approach is, to its benefit, fair and never strident. But it's also gentle and cautious, often to a fault.
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40

Time Out New York

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Turner seems stifled by the joyless role of a woman whose only purpose is to be taught the error of her sanctimonious ways.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
While they have all the materials needed for a sharp satire, they're too timid to arrive at any real revelations.
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Los Angeles Times

By Betsy Sharkey
The film's single saving grace is Turner, who channels that legendary Catholic guilt like there is no tomorrow.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A useless film in every possible way.
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Slant Magazine

By Diego Costa
Having the far from goody-goody Kathleen Turner play a holier-than-thou mother bent on winning a devout church title is an inherently...
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The Perfect Family

By Robinchad
This movie provided a very realistic example of what would occur when a woman who desires absolution for her past sins via winning a Catholic Woman of the Year award struggles to make her family...

SADLY IMPERFECTION WOULD HAVE FARED BETTER! FOOLISH TITLE FOR THIS SUPERFICIAL LOOK AT A RELIGIOUS FANATIC.

By Peneflix
Watching this film, Karl Marx's decree "religion is the opium of the people" kept galloping through my mind; religion can be addictive, controlling, destructive, resulting in anything but...

Laugh out loud funny and incredibly heartfelt

By jesball
I really loved this movie. It's all about the love and family relationships. The director, Anne Renton, led us (the audience) on a family journey of perfect imperfection, letting us feel our bodies...

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Rated PG-13 | For Mature thematic elements