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The Boy Next Door Adds Kristin Chenoweth

19 September 2013 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Kristin Chenoweth has joined the cast of director Rob Cohen's The Boy Next Door , says a story today at The Hollywood Reporter . She'll star opposite the recently announced Jennifer Lopez in the Blumhouse Pictures production. The Boy Next Door stars Lopez as a recently-separated mother who finds trouble on the horizon when she begins a relationship with a teenage neighbor. Chenoweth, who will play best friend to Lopez's character, recently starred in director Benjamin Epps' Family Weekend . Featuring a script by Barbara Curry, The Boy Next Door is shooting this fall with Jason Blum, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, John Jacobs and Benny Medina producing and Zac Unterman serving as executive producer. (Photo Credit: Nikki Nelson / WENN.com) »

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Enter in ShockYa’s Family Weekend Twitter Giveaway!

30 April 2013 8:32 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The family comedy “Family Weekend” is now out on DVD! The film, directed by Benjamin Epps, stars Kristin Chenoweth, Olesya Rulin, Matthew Modine, Joey King, Chloe Bridges, Eddie Hassell, Robbie Tucker and Shirley Jones. “Family Weekend follows 16-year-old Emily Smith-Dungy (Olesya Rulin) an incredibly motivated, overachiever, who has grown increasingly frustrated with her parents’ lack of support and guidance. Her mom, Samantha (Kristin Chenoweth), is a career-focused, no-nonsense high powered business executive. Her dad, Duncan (Matthew Modine), is a happy go-lucky artist who can’t be bothered to earn a paycheck. When they missed their daughter’s big jump-roping competition, Emily hits her breaking point and takes it upon herself to restore  [ Read More ]

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Family Weekend DVD Review

28 April 2013 4:39 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Family Weekend Directed by: Benjamin Epps Starring: Kristin Chenoweth, Olesya Rulin, Matthew Modine, Joey King, Chloe Bridges and Shirley Jones Running time: 106 minutes, Rated R, Available on Blu-ray Special Features: Featurette: A Conversation with the Filmmakers; Thor Smith-Dungy’s “Chicken Dance” Video; Deleted Scene: Jackson & Kat Fireside; Deleted Scene: Rick Dances the “Camel”; Extra: Lucinda Gets into Character Emily Smith-Dungy (Olesya Rulin) is an aspiring jump rope champion who has just been disappointed for the umpteenth time by her family by not attending and seeing her win at a recent jump rope competition. Her mom Samantha (Kristin Chenoweth) is the workaholic breadwinner and having an affair with her  [ Read More ]

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Family Weekend - Movie Review

5 April 2013 5:22 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

A couple twists short of a good comedy; this film seems like more of a TV prime time test spin for the cast and crew than a fully developed film. The feature debut effort of director Benjamin Epps and screenwriter Matt K. Turner turns out to be a funny, lighthearted, but lightweight, comedy suitable for mature families. At this stage in her career, lead Olesya Rulin (playing 16 year old Emily) has not come much further than the prime time TV antics she was called upon to perform for this film. She showed good comic talent and was able to pull off the part even though she was 24 when the film was made. Hopefully, she will expand this »

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Family Weekend Attempts to Turn Its Clichés Into Parents

28 March 2013 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Quirky indie hell, thy name is Family Weekend. Benjamin Epps's film is the very definition of affected cutie-pie whimsy and weirdness, charting the efforts of 16-year-old competitive jump-roper Emily (Olesya Rulin) to turn her parents "normal" by tying them up and putting them through a step-by-step rehabilitation course. The fundamental problem with this absurd plan is that dad Duncan (Matthew Modine) is a New Agey–artist cartoon, and mom Samantha (Kristin Chenoweth) is a cell-phone-obsessed-businesswoman caricature—in other words, grating make-believe characters about as prone to actual human behavior as your average ham sandwich. There's a dim-witted faux-homosexual older brother who goes by Thor (Eddie Hassell), a younger brother (Robbie Tucker) with a photographi »

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Family Weekend: Film Review

28 March 2013 8:53 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

While it would seem to be ideal fodder for ABC Family or The Hallmark Channel, Family Weekend strangely goes off in an entirely different direction. Benjamin Epps’ directorial debut concerns a 16-year-old girl who holds her parents hostage after they fail to show up for an important jump-roping competition. But despite its seemingly family-friendly comic premise, the film’s frank dialogue about sex and drugs has resulted in an R rating, seemingly eliminating whatever target audience it hoped to attract -- except, perhaps, curiosity seekers. Emily (Olesya Rulin, who in typical Hollywood fashion, is nearly a decade too

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Exclusive Interview: Robbie Tucker Talks Family Weekend

25 March 2013 12:34 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Rising star Robbie Tucker is helping kidnap some parents in the upcoming family comedy, “Family Weekend.” The film, directed by Benjamin Epps and starring Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Modine, Olesya Rulin, Joey King and Eddie Hassell, will be in limited release this Friday, March 29, and ShockYa has the scoop on the movie from Tucker himself. Read below to see what you can expect from the family film. What can you tell me about “Family Weekend”? Well, the movie is about four kids and their mom and dad. The mom and dad are always focused on their work and they never pay any attention to their kids. So, my sister in  [ Read More ]

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Family Weekend Movie Review

24 March 2013 10:36 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title; Family Weekend Director: Benjamin Epps Starring: Kristin Chenoweth, Olesya Rulin (‘High School Musical’) and Matthew Modine (‘The Dark Knight Rises’) Teenagers and their parents often have difficulties understanding each other’s emotions, and often have trouble finding ways to connect with, and understand, each other. They often mask their disappointment over, and internally contend with, the fact that they can’t comprehend each other’s motivations. The strain between parents and teens is the main driving factor of the lead characters’ struggles in the new family-comedy-drama ‘Family Weekend,’ which marks the feature film directorial debut of Benjamin Epps. The main character in the film, 16-year-old Emily Smith-Dungy, is the prime example of  [ Read More ]

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Kristin Chenoweth Hits the New York Red Carpet For Family Weekend

24 March 2013 7:48 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Kristin Chenoweth lead an all-star cast and posed for pictures at the New York red carpet and premiere for her upcoming family-comedy-drama, ‘Family Weekend.’ The actress was joined by her co-stars in the film, including Olesya Rulin, Joey King and Eddie Hassell, as well as other stars, including ‘High School Musical’s Monique Coleman, on Thursday night at the Chelsea Clearview Cinemas. ‘Family Weekend’ marks the feature film directorial debut of Benjamin Epps and writing debut of Matt K. Turner. The movie is set to be released in select theaters on Friday. ‘Family Weekend’ follows 16-year-old Emily Smith-Dungy (Rulin), an incredibly motivated teenager who has grown increasingly frustrated with her parent’s  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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Interview: Kristin Chenoweth Talks Family Weekend

24 March 2013 5:00 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Parents at times feel as though they’re adequately providing for their family if they can deliver all the physical belongings they need and want, and offer them the freedom to pursue their own interests. But teens sometimes need to be pushed to their breaking points to prove to their emotionally distant parents that they’re being psychologically neglected, and need more love and attention. That’s certainly the case between the main character, 16-year-old Emily Smith-Dungy (Olesya Rulin), and her professionally ambitious mother, Samantha (Kristin Chenoweth), in the new independent family comedy-drama, ‘Family Weekend.’ Helmed by first time director, Benjamin Epps, the film explores the damaging, long-lasting effects a tumultuous relationship between  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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Family Weekend | Review

27 February 2013 7:04 PM, PST | SmellsLikeScreenSpirit | See recent SmellsLikeScreenSpirit news »

Emily (Olesya Rulin) is a 16-year-old who is growing incredibly frustrated with her parents' lack of parenting skills. Her bread-winning mother, Samantha (Kristen Chenoweth), is a career-focused business executive who never turns off her work; while Emily's father, Duncan (Matthew Modine), is a painter who seems totally unflustered by the creative (and financial) rut that he has been stuck in for the last several years. Emily and her three siblings (Eddie Hassell, Robbie Tucker and Chloe Bridges) all have much different methods of attempting to earn their highly-distractable parents' attention, but nothing seems to work. Diretcor Benjamin Epps' Family Weekend takes place during a very crucial time for Emily. The film begins as Emily competes in a speed-jump-roping competition at her high school, which leads up to the speed-jump-roping regional finals the following day. Emily is totally dedicated to speed-jump-roping, so much so that most of her classmates mock and tease her about it. »

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Watch: Trailer For Family Weekend, Starring Kristin Chenoweth

26 February 2013 11:23 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

A first trailer for Kristin Chenoweth new dramedy Family Weekend has debuted online, following her noticeable performance at the Oscars last weekend. Benjamin Epps-directed comedy, starring Chenoweth as a career-driven mother, is about a teen who takes her parents hostage for the weekend. Along with her carefree artist husband (Matthew Modine) they have been neglectful of their 16-year-old overachieving daughter, played by High School Musical’s Olesya Rulin. With the help of her siblings (Eddie Hassell and Joey King), they take their parents hostage in hopes to bring them all together again. Penned by Matt K. Turner, the Election meets House Arrest dramedy hits limited theaters »

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'Family Weekend': Kristin Chenoweth is under house arrest in trailer

25 February 2013 10:57 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Family Weekend has debuted a trailer.

The film features Kristin Chenoweth as the critical and thoughtless mother of 16-year-old Emily Smith-Dungy (Olesya Rulin).

Sick of her father (Matthew Modine) and mother's neglect, the precocious jump-rope champion decides to put them under house arrest until they have learned to be more supportive.

Joey King, Eddie Hassell and Shirley Jones also feature in the Benjamin Epps-directed movie.

Know for her stage performances and recurring role in Glee, Chenoweth was most recently seen in Hit and Run.

Family Weekend is scheduled for a limited release in Us cinemas from March 29. A UK date is yet to be confirmed. »

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New Family Weekend Trailer Arrives - Updated - HD Version!

25 February 2013 10:26 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The latest trailer is in for Family Weekend starring Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Modine, Olesya Rulin, Eddie Hassell and Shirley Jones. Benjamin Epps directs the comedy from the writing by Matt K. Turner, with a DVD release date set for April 25th, 2013. Family Weekend is the story of 16-year-old Emily Smith-Dungy, an incredibly motivated uber-achiever, who has grown increasingly frustrated with her parents’ lack of parental support and guidance. When mom Samantha (a no-nonsense high powered business executive with no time for the family) and dad Duncan (a happy go-lucky artist who can’t be bothered to earn a paycheck) miss their daughter’s big jump-roping competition, Emily hits her breaking point. Steaming from yet another parental slight, Em enlists the help of her siblings to take her parents hostage, in order to teach the family to be “normal”. »

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New Family Weekend Trailer Arrives - Updated - HD Version!

25 February 2013 10:26 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The latest trailer is in for Family Weekend starring Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Modine, Olesya Rulin, Eddie Hassell and Shirley Jones. Benjamin Epps directs the comedy from the writing by Matt K. Turner, with a DVD release date set for April 25th, 2013. Family Weekend is the story of 16-year-old Emily Smith-Dungy, an incredibly motivated uber-achiever, who has grown increasingly frustrated with her parents’ lack of parental support and guidance. When mom Samantha (a no-nonsense high powered business executive with no time for the family) and dad Duncan (a happy go-lucky artist who can’t be bothered to earn a paycheck) miss their daughter’s big jump-roping competition, Emily hits her breaking point. Steaming from yet another parental slight, Em enlists the help of her siblings to take her parents hostage, in order to teach the family to be “normal”. »

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Family Weekend Trailer

25 February 2013 5:59 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Arc Entertainment has debuted the first trailer and poster for Family Weekend, director Benjamin Epps' family comedy that turns the genre upside down. Olesya Rulin stars as teenager Emily Smith-Dungy, a highly-motivated student who has had enough with her parents' (Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Modine) lack of support. With the help of her siblings (Eddie Hassell and Joey King), Emily takes her parents hostage to try and bring them all together again. Take a look at the latest footage and one-sheet for this unique comedy, in theaters March 29.

Family Weekend - Trailer

Family Weekend follows 16-year-old Emily Smith-Dungy (Olesya Rulin) an incredibly motivated overachiever, who has grown increasingly frustrated with her parents' lack of support and guidance. Her mom, Samantha (Kristin Chenoweth), is a career-focused, no-nonsense high powered business executive. Her dad, Duncan (Matthew Modine), is a happy go-lucky artist who can't be bothered to earn a paycheck. »

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Kristin Chenoweth And Matthew Modine Get Tied Up In Family Weekend Trailer

25 February 2013 4:32 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Between hosting the red carpet special and singing the closing song with Seth MacFarlane during last night's Oscar broadcast, Kristin Chenoweth had a noticeable presence at the Academy Awards this weekend, so now seems like a good time to unveil the trailer for Family Weekend, Benjamin Epps' comedy, starring Chenoweth, about a teen who takes her parents hostage for the weekend. Directed by Benjamin Epps, Family Weekend stars Olesya Rulin as a 16-year-old overachiever who decides to tie her parents up and try to bring her family back together after they miss her jump-roping competition. Chenoweth is playing the career-driven mother and Matthew Modine plays the carefree artist, who might not be contributing much to the family financially. Also among the cast is Shirley Jones, Eddie Hassell and Joey King, whose recent credits include The Dark Knight Rises and the unfortunately short-lived NBC comedy Bent. Here's the trailer, which »

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Check Out the Trailer for Family Weekend , Starring Kristin Chenoweth

25 February 2013 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

The trailer for Benjamin Epps' Family Weekend is now online. Check it out in the player below, courtesy of iTunes Movie Trailers . Starring Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Modine, Olesya Rulin, Joey King, Eddie Hassell and Shirley Jones, Family Weekend follows 16-year-old Emily Smith-Dungy (Rulin) an incredibly motivated, overachiever, who has grown increasingly frustrated with her parents. lack of support and guidance. Her mom, Samantha (Chenoweth), is a career-focused, no-nonsense high powered business executive. Her dad, Duncan (Modine), is a happy go-lucky artist who can.t be bothered to earn a paycheck. When they missed their daughter.s big jump-roping competition, Emily hits her breaking point and takes it upon herself to restore order in the home. With the help of her »

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Family Weekend Adds First Movie Poster

6 February 2013 6:28 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Catch the new poster for Benjamin Epps' Family Weekend comedy starring Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Modine, Olesya Rulin, Eddie Hassell and Shirley Jones. Pic from Arc Entertainment sees DVD release on April 25th and is scripted by Matt K. Turner. Family Weekend is the story of 16-year-old Emily Smith-Dungy, an incredibly motivated uber-achiever, who has grown increasingly frustrated with her parents’ lack of parental support and guidance. When mom Samantha (a no-nonsense high powered business executive with no time for the family) and dad Duncan (a happy go-lucky artist who can’t be bothered to earn a paycheck) miss their daughter’s big jump-roping competition, Emily hits her breaking point. Steaming from yet another parental slight, Em enlists the help of her siblings to take her parents hostage, in order to teach the family to be “normal”. »

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Family Weekend Adds First Movie Poster

6 February 2013 6:28 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Catch the new poster for Benjamin Epps' Family Weekend comedy starring Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Modine, Olesya Rulin, Eddie Hassell and Shirley Jones. Pic from Arc Entertainment sees DVD release on April 25th and is scripted by Matt K. Turner. Family Weekend is the story of 16-year-old Emily Smith-Dungy, an incredibly motivated uber-achiever, who has grown increasingly frustrated with her parents’ lack of parental support and guidance. When mom Samantha (a no-nonsense high powered business executive with no time for the family) and dad Duncan (a happy go-lucky artist who can’t be bothered to earn a paycheck) miss their daughter’s big jump-roping competition, Emily hits her breaking point. Steaming from yet another parental slight, Em enlists the help of her siblings to take her parents hostage, in order to teach the family to be “normal”. »

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