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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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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Frank Menure: Hi, how the hell are ya?
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Crazy Credits

When the credits end completely, the last thing we see is Frank's parents as babies. See more »

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References Yentl (1983) See more »

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Can't Tell the Difference
Lyrics & Music by Greg Glienna
Performed by Danny DeVito & Kathy Bates
Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin by Cody Bryant
Fiddle by Janna Jacoby (as J'anna Jacoby)
Bass by Jimmy Lee Harris
Squeezebox by Ross Kalling
Recorded at F.Boo Studios, Burbank, CA
Recording Engineer: Keven Brennan
Produced by Ross Kalling
Published by Brevity Music, Inc. (BMI)
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Mother Juggs and Speed!
12 July 2007 | by (Oklahoma, US) – See all my reviews

This was by no means a great movie, but it was enjoyable.

The production values were low and the performances at times suffered from overacting -- especially by Danny DeVito. But, the film had a little bit of heart, and I couldn't help but smile at times.

Neve Campbell is so beautiful here; I can't understand why she's not more famous. She just radiates and lights up the screen every time she is on here.

Kathy Bates was great, as always, but I found Ron Livingston's performance to be a little stale.

If you're looking for a lighthearted movie to help you waste away a Sunday afternoon, this is it. Just don't expect too much and you won't be that disappointed.


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