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Relative Strangers (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy | May 2006 (USA)
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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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
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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 Richard is searching on Google for Peekaboo Carnival, he searches for 'carnival peekaboo.' In the next shot, which shows the search results, his search reads 'peekaboo carnival' instead. See more »

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Agnes Menure: That's an old joke!
Frank Menure: So's your face!
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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 WWE Smackdown! (1999) See more »

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Drivin' Home
Written by Joseph Pullin (as Joseph A. Pullin)
Performed by Joseph Pullin Band
Published by Pullin Publishing (ASCAP)
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A disregarded, really fun film
26 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I see this all the time sadly. Movies that get little to no recognition by hardly anyone that, even though they are not masterpieces, could be a lot of fun to many people. Here again is another movie I decided to watch primarily based on the cast. I mean, with Neve Campbell, Kathy Bates and Danny Devito, I hoped I was going to get some satisfaction at least, and I was certainly right. I thankfully came across this movie because it was at a video store near me that I went to all the time that carried a lot of obscure movies, among popular ones of course. I most definitely did not find it because it had any publicity or anything, which is why it is so unknown. Relative Strangers is all around very fun and entertaining, and well worth the time.

While it is not a masterpiece, like I said, I enjoyed it a lot and thought it was a well made film, regardless of minor mediocrities due to budget and indistinguishable crew members (I mean, the director was only known for the Meet the Parents series basically, if anyone knew him for that), and also I do realize it is not the greatest film ever. I got the movie for the cast as I have mentioned, that's it, and that is another reason why I enjoyed it as much as I did. Though the film is not necessarily fantastic on it's own, the cast is wonderful and works with the material amazingly. Neve Campbell and Kathy Bates are a delight for me at least in any film anyway.

The story is not amazing and the other main actor, whose name escapes me if I ever knew it in the first place, is not as enjoyable as the other three really well known stars, but it's genuine enjoyability, if you loosen up, is what makes this film come through in the end. So should you give Relative Strangers a chance if you happen to come across this comment? If you know you will be able to like it for what it is, a fun and endearing little speculation, then most definitely, because it is just a very fun movie with some heartwarming qualities. I was very pleased with the outcome, and am glad I had the chance to view it. Do not even pay attention to it's ridiculous rating.


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