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Rachel flees NYC after another traumatic breakup and arrives at her parents' home in San Diego. They are adamant to see their wayward daughter settle down with a nice girl. Rachel goes on ... See full summary »

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Helen Lesnick ...
Rachel Rosen
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Christine Peterson
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Leah Rosen
Barbara Stuart ...
Sylvia Peterson
Michele Greene ...
Reggie Abravanel
Suzanne Westenhoefer ...
Carol Rosen
Michael Moerman ...
Sam Rosen
David Radford ...
Joe
Don Loper ...
Matthew Rosen
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Rob
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Tracy Hughes ...
Nancy
Joel Hepner ...
Stanley Peterson
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Kathi (as Sue Wakefield)
Michael McGee ...
Barry
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Rachel flees NYC after another traumatic breakup and arrives at her parents' home in San Diego. They are adamant to see their wayward daughter settle down with a nice girl. Rachel goes on several blind dates that misfire badly. She finally lets her mother set her up with Christine, a typical Californian girl. Much to Rachel's chagrin, mom is right! Meanwhile, Rachel's friends wait for her to screw up the relationship. They know, even if she won't admit it, that she still carries a torch for her ex-girlfriend and they're not sure what would happen if she reappeared to reclaim Rachel. Written by Helen Lesnick

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$3,156 (USA) (21 February 2003)

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No Woody in this flick
7 September 2003 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"A Family Affair" is all about Rachel (Lesnick) who runs from a broken relationship in NY to San Diego where she falls for Christine (Shaffer) only to have her ex try to get her back...etc. Lesnick put this little indie together single handedly and it shows. The film is fraught with deficits including hackneyed material, trite dramatic or flip Woodyesque dialogue, stiff delivery, cost cutting everywhere, and Lesnick really belongs behind the lens. In spite of all that, I was marginally engrossed post climax in the drama of the denouement when the flick consolidates itself and finally gets real. Recommended for anyone who's interested in a romantic comedy about a woman who just happens to be gay. (C+)


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