Familiar Strangers (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  27 March 2008 (USA)
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Asks the question, Is it really possible to relate to ones parents and siblings after being replaced by the family dog? . . . Perhaps as friends - weird friends?



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Credited cast:
Brian Worthington
Kenny Worthington
Frank Worthington
Dottie Worthington
Erin Worthington
Keith Woodard ...
Grocery Store Customer
William Rough ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dennis Cupp ...
Jacqueline Harvey ...
Chris Jenkins ...
Chris Jenkins ...


"Familiar Strangers" asks the question. "Is it really possible to relate to ones parents and siblings after being replaced by the family dog? . . . Perhaps as friends - weird friends?" An off beat - funny - heartfelt story of family negotiating the changing relationships between parents and children, especially as those children grow into adulthood. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Dogs. Donkeys. Denial. There's no place like home.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language




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27 March 2008 (USA)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,553 (USA) (14 November 2008)


$30,341 (USA) (12 December 2008)

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Great independent movie exploring family and life's relationships
15 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I attended the opening of the film for the public in Fairfax, VA. This film is an especially good movie if you're looking for characters of depth and a good story. I was impressed with the development of the characters, the level and quality of the acting and the overall production value for an independent effort with a limited budget. The script and story line were well developed, had rich content. They especially ring true to those that have undergone, or are undergoing, changes in their family relationships as parents grow older and children become adults.

Set in any town America, during the Thanksgiving holiday, it is a touching story, with a poignant ending. But it is also liberally sprinkled with slightly off-beat and light hearted humor. A very good effort by the fledgling Cavalier films, and I hope to see more films of similar quality from this promising enterprise in the future.

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