The Thing About My Folks Synopsis
A man's father shows up on his doorstep after his father's wife leaves him with a "Dear John" note.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Avoids easy shtick and saccharine conclusions, opting instead for character dynamics that the two leads deliver with consummate skill.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
So powerful and tender are the scenes between Falk and Dukakis that by movie's end, I was wishing that the film had been more about the...
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
If only Reiser or director Raymond De Felitta had been able to resist the fart jokes and the sloppy male-bonding scenes, this could have...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Director Raymond de Felitta, who directed a little-seen gem called "Two Family House" a few years ago, gives Falk plenty of room to do his...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is sort of a sideways version of "Sideways," even down to a scene where the two men join two women for dinner. The difference is,...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Scott Brown
Thing is Woody Allen on a third-grade reading level. Neurosis abounds, but awareness doesn't, and certain ''jokes'' demand additional...
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
It's the same old, same old - except with some really snappy one-liners.
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Amateurishness -- the camera angles sometimes chop off the top of Reiser's head -- aside, The Thing About My Folks is also weirdly dated,...
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Chicago Tribune

Felitta and Reiser mean nothing but well with this project, but too many lines sound fraudulent, and Reiser, it must be said, is a hopeless...
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Boston Globe

It's a family comedy-drama that wants to pluck the heartstrings but keeps getting tangled in its own tinny sentiment.
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Rated PG-13 | For language, including some suggestive references