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

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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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)

Gross:

$6,061,759 (USA) (24 March 2006)
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Rachel McAdams worked with both Wilson brothers in two different movies at the same year (2005); The Family Stone (this one) with Luke Wilson and in Wedding Crashers (2005) with Owen Wilson. See more »

Goofs

Some scenes of the Family Stone's "New England town" were actually filmed in the Borough of Madison, NJ. An aerial shot of the town square clearly shows a New Jersey Transit train pulling out of the station, such trains do not run into New England. See more »

Quotes

John Trousdale: First thing's first: Who's Amy making out with in the ambulance?
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References The Princess Bride (1987) 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.
By Arrangement with Source Q
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If you mix tragedy and fun, you have to know how
14 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie contains a very serious plot part (cancer), which isn't worked into the story at all!!! Only a few movies manage to bridge this difficult combination of seriousness and laughter. This movie definitively doesn't. I am not the person to criticize every movie and I think criticism is often rather self promotion. But I registered extra here, because that movie annoyed me. This is not comparable to good fun/tragedy movies the class of Forrest Gump.

Stay away from this one and watch a funny movie, if you want to laugh. Even the comedy scenes aren't as fun as Meet the parents or the same years 40-year old virgin.


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