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The Family Stone (2005)

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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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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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Feel The Love.

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

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16 December 2005 (USA)  »

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Untitled Thomas Bezucha Project  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£247,515 (UK) (16 December 2005)

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$6,061,759 (USA) (24 March 2006)
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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 »

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When Meredith gives each of the Stones the framed photograph of a formerly pregnant Sybil, every one is in a somewhat plain black frame with a small white matte. Assuming that one of those frames (most likely the one gifted to Sybil and Kelly directly) was intended to be the one hanging next to the family Christmas tree in the final shot of the film, one can see that these are two totally different sized, matted, and designed fames. The one at the end is a much larger, more ornate frame with a sizeable black matte. Clearly, they could have had the picture re-framed in the ensuing year, but we can infer that each was identical during the gifting scene because of their uniform wrapping and the fact that we see more than one of them opened on screen, and all are the same. See more »

Quotes

Meredith Morton: [Meeting Thad, who is deaf, for the first time] HELLO. I'M MEREDITH. I'VE HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT YOU.
Thad Stone: [to Susannah] why's she shouting?
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Features Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) See more »

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Joy to the World
Written by Isaac Watts and Lowell Mason
Courtesy of Delta Entertainment and WBLT, L.L.C.
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22 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Interesting how conservatives are always portrayed by "Hollywood" as uptight, anal, and uninformed, whole liberals are informed, intelligent, and accepting. If that is for what you are looking you shall not be disappointed by this movie. Having ultra-liberal Parker play the part of the evil conservative was a stroke of genius as she, no doubt, knows the subject so well. Had negative ratings been available I would have assigned one to this movie. Totally predictable with the only redeeming quality being the winter scenery. Clayburgh is her usual character even more bitter and mean. The obligatory Gay couple tried to cover as many bases with race, physically challenged, and adoption all rolled into one "couple". The movie is cliché' from one end to the other and completely predictable. Should anyone file a class action suit against the entire film crew I would eagerly join it. This movie is a complete "miss"!


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