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The Family Stone (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  16 December 2005 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thad Stone (as Ty Giordano)
Brad Stevenson
David Silver


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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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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Release Date:

16 December 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Thomas Bezucha Project  »

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Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£247,515 (UK) (16 December 2005)


$6,061,759 (USA) (24 March 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Luke Wilson chipped a tooth while filming this movie and asked Diane Keaton to recommend a dentist. Keaton decided to play a joke on him and, when he called the number she had given him, it was actually the number to a psychologist. See more »


Over Amy by the window while the family is gawking at Meredith outside when they first arrive. See more »


Ben Stone: I'd want a little black baby.
Everett Stone: You already have a little black baby.
Ben Stone: Can ya dig it!
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Featured in Greatest Ever Christmas Movies (2013) See more »


Written by Marty Balin
Performed by Jefferson Starship
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
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Preview Misleading
27 January 2006 | by (Las Vegas NV) – See all my reviews

Having seen the previews on a number of occasions I went to see this film because I was in the mood for a comedy. I guess the preview were all of the funny scenes. However, this turned out to be one of the most touching and sensitive movies I have seen in quite some time. The family stone could be almost anyones family and especially mine. The funny scenes were truly that, funny and very believable, one liners you wish you had said. The acting was first rate, I most enjoyed Diane Keaton and Craig Nelson. The movie moves along well with no dead time and while it is predicable in its storyline with no big surprises it is a very enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours. You get your moneys worth.

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