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The Family Stone (2005)

An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Thad Stone (as Ty Giordano)
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Brad Stevenson
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David Silver
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Jeweler
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Storyline

The Stone family unites in common cause when their favorite son brings his uptight girlfriend home for the Christmas holiday, with plans of proposing. Overwhelmed by the hostile reception, she begs her sister to join her for emotional support, triggering further complications. Written by Anonymous

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christmas | secret | tension | ring | woman | See All (64) »

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Feel The Love.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content including dialogue, and drug references | See all certifications »

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16 December 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Thomas Bezucha Project  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,521,027, 18 December 2005

Gross USA:

$60,062,868

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$92,283,851
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the final scene, which takes place one year later, Amy (Rachel McAdams) is wearing Sybil's (Diane Keaton) oversized ring. See more »

Goofs

When Ben is telling Meredith not to dilly dally, his shirt is outside of his pants. Then when he is talking to Everett it is tucked inside his pants. See more »

Quotes

Kelly Stone: [Kelly and Ben are seated in an empty football field with a plate of suspected pot-laced brownies Kelly's eating] You want a brownie?
Ben Stone: No thanks.
Kelly Stone: They're good.
Ben Stone: [after a long pause] So... it's worse this time... isn't it?
Kelly Stone: [lightly] What do you mean?
Ben Stone: [scoffs] Mom... Dad. I mean Mom.
Kelly Stone: [sighs] It's not good. We only found out a couple of weeks ago.
Ben Stone: But she'd known longer than that.
Kelly Stone: Well, we weren't sure. And she wanted to wait, you know... until after Christmas to tell you kids.
Kelly Stone: [...]
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Connections

Referenced in Peep Show: Mugging (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Miracles
Written by Marty Balin
Performed by Jefferson Starship
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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Fun, refreshing, dark, yet bittersweet
19 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

Kudos goes to the entire cast of this amazingly sweet, but darkly twisted movie about family relationships and the holidays. Every person in the cast makes this worth seeing, but extra hollers go to Sarah Jessica Parker for NOT being Carrie Bradshaw and to Rachel McAdams, who once again, plays a convincing mean girl. Not only are the relationships believable (a bit smarmy at times, but nothing overly nauseating), the unraveling of the story that happens makes this not just about the holidays but about relationships, family and life. Btw, can we PLEASE make sure Craig T. Nelson shows up in more movies? He and Diane Keaton were amazingly believable and I just adore this teddy bear of a man!!


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