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DysFunktional Family (2003)

R  |   |  Comedy, Documentary  |  4 April 2003 (USA)
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Documentary on comedian Eddie Griffin who heads back home to a family reunion, which includes two uncles - one a porn director and the other an ex-pimp.

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Concert performance of Eddie Griffin that includes behind-the-scenes documentary footage detailing the stand-up comedian's personal life and family as he travels to a family reunion to reunite with the cast of characters who are the root of his comedy: his mother, an uncle who was an ex-pimp, and his Uncle Curtis, who pontificates on his career as a porno director. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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The movie they don't want you to see is coming to a theater near you.


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Rated R for strong sexual content, language and drug-related humor | See all certifications »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,079,797 (USA) (4 April 2003)

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$2,223,990 (USA) (25 April 2003)
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Too Street 4 T.V.
Written by S. Knight, D. Vegas, D. Steward and D. Devoux
Performed by N.I.N.A.
Produced and Mixed by Tha Row Hitters
Courtesy of Tha Row
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Urban Comedy
17 October 2003 | by (east orange, new jersey) – See all my reviews

Since Eddie Griffin showed his face in the world of entertainment,I didn't care for his comic routines. In the past he was simple and wasn't funny at all. But after watching this movie (DysFunktional Family) I have a different perspective of him as a comic. He hit on every issue dealing with the middle-class black community such as parenting,religion,sports,drunks,drugs,and relatives. I have to admit this movie had me in tears quite a few times. I agree with the commentary by Derrick Dunn this is somewhat of an urban stand up and you have to live through it in order to understand it. If not of course it won't be funny. A recommended movie for family and friends.


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