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.
A hate crime on the campus of a New England college puts the school's dean in a position where she has to examine her own feelings about race and prejudice, while maintaining her administration's politically correct policies.
Sarah Jessica Parker,
Single-girl anxiety causes Kat Ellis (Messing) to hire a male escort (Mulroney) to pose as her boyfriend at her sister's wedding. Her plan, an attempt to dupe her ex-fiancé, who dumped her a couple years prior, proves to be her undoing.
Young Lori Anderson lost her father in a plane crash. While her mother appears to be picking up the pieces of her life, Lori isn't. She is resentful of every decision that her mother makes ... See full summary »
Sarah Jessica Parker,
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
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 »
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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