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  • I was hoping it would be slightly funny and pleasant to watch, and was pleasantly surprised at how good it was

    • by story3girl
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      I recently watched The Family Stone on DVD with my fiance. I was hoping it would be slightly funny and pleasant to watch, and was pleasantly surprised at how good it was.

      With an all-star cast including Sarah Jessica Parker, Luke Wilson, Claire Danes, and Diann Keaton, this movie hits hard right from the beginning.

      The story


      deals with a career woman (Parker) going home to meet her boyfriend’s family for the first time.

      They hate her.

      The family, very diverse and a bit eccentric, veiw Parker as too uptight and snobby and generally don’t like her very much.

      She calls her sister (Danes) who comes to be with her and who ends ...


      • up liking the family very much.

        The characters in this movie are very delicately and sympathetically portrayed; while the main character is clearly annoying and unyielding, the audience is never given to dislike her.

        Similarly, even as the family members engage in bizarre activities and torment Parker, you are shown their humanity and affection for one another.

        This movie is touched by tragedy (what romantic comedy, it seems, isn’t?), but never becomes morbid.

        While the suggestions of impending loss add depth and color to what otherwise falls dangerously close to excessive silliness, they never overshadow the main plot which is how hard it is to try to fit in when you don’t know how to be yourself.




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