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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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Extraña familia  »

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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 »

Quotes

Agnes Menure: That's an old joke!
Frank Menure: So's your face!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Rocky (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

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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22 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of seeing this film at a sneak preview in Los Angeles earlier this year and have been waiting to see it's release here in the US. Apparently, it's being released overseas which is a shame as it would seem to go over better in America being so..American. This film was just a lot of fun. Danny DeVito and Kathy Bates play the white-trash birth parents of Ron Livingston, an uptight self help author. His fiancée is played by the incredibly sexy Neve Campbell who I could watch in anything. DeVito and Bates characters are very broad, almost cartoons but by the end of the film you really feel they are real people and the film packs an emotional punch that was really unexpected. Along the way are some hilarious scenes..Bates and DeVito are a great team! I loved the talk show appearance where his parents unexpectedly (of course) show up and he loses it. It seems like so many films have to be about something deep and have a cynical edge nowadays but this film was just fun to watch and left me smiling at the end. The audience I saw it with exploded with laughs frequently through out. I can imagine this film is not for every taste but if you can relax and just enjoy a feel good, fun comedy, I recommend this film highly


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