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Relative Strangers (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy | May 2006 (USA)
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On a mission to locate his biological parents, a tightly wound professional (Livingston) is befuddled to find that the couple who conceived him aren't exactly upper-class.

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Cast

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Frank Menure
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Agnes Menure
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Dr. Richard Clayton
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Ellen Minnola
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Angela Minnola
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Mitch Clayton
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Doug Clayton
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Arleen Clayton
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Jeffry Morton
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Ken Hyman
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Spicer
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Holly Davis
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Mr. Manoire
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Mrs. Manoire
Pete Schwaba ...
Meat Delivery Man
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On a mission to locate his biological parents, a tightly wound professional (Livingston) is befuddled to find that the couple who conceived him aren't exactly upper-class.

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You can't pick your parents.

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor and language | See all certifications »

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California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger greeted his Twins (1988) costar Danny DeVito on a location set to congratulate him on his efforts to produce the film in California, rather than succumb to the tax lures and lower labor costs offered by other states. DeVito acknowledged that he had to persuade the film's cast and crew to take pay cuts in order to offset the lower production costs that other states offered. They're "working for much less than they normally work for". See more »

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When Frank And Agnes are sunbathing in the yard, in the first shot Frank is barefoot. In the next shot, he has his sandals on with no time in between to have put them on. See more »

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Frank Menure: [chastising his wife] If your brains was chocolate, you wouldn't have enough to fill an M&M.
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When the credits end completely, the last thing we see is Frank's parents as babies. See more »

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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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High Ball Sonata
Written and Performed by Homer Greencastle
Published by Source In Sync Music & Engine Co. 35 (ASCAP)
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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"Dumb as a shovel..."
18 March 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Ron Livingston, star of the cult-hit "Office Space", bottoms out with this slapstick comedy which takes satiric aim at trailer-park yahoos but, alas, fails to be ironic or nostalgic--it appears to have been made by just the kind of low-class people it pokes fun at. A mild-mannered psychologist, the author of a new self-help book about anger-management, finds out from his family--an upper-crust bunch of boors--that he was adopted after his biological folks left him on their doorstep; worse, his birth parents turn out to be brawling, obnoxious hicks. Utterly predictable and dispiriting comedy. One waits in excruciating anticipation for the first crotch jab (nineteen minutes in), the first reference to either "Jerry Springer" or "Hee-Haw" (both clock in around the one-hour mark), and the proverbial cameo by a well-known talk-show host (it's Star Jones!). A few mindlessly funny one-liners; otherwise this flop makes "Meet the Fockers" look like "Wuthering Heights". *1/2 from ****


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