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Familiar Strangers (2008)

 -  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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Brian Worthington
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Kenny Worthington
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Frank Worthington
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Allison
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Dottie Worthington
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Erin Worthington
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Maddy
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Clyde
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Walker
Keith Woodard ...
Grocery Store Customer
William Rough ...
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"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

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

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language
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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$30,341 (USA) (12 December 2008)
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excellent real-life film
17 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

This film masterfully avoids the Hollywood glitz and hype (and message-drivenness of late) by following the antics of a slightly dysfunctional but not ridiculous American family. (no 'Royal Tenenbaums' here) The scenes are 'everyday' and easy to relate to while carrying meaning, engaging and moving the audience forward.

The "everyman" sense you get from the father especially and the "everytown" feeling you get from their small town really connect with almost anyone from a "real" family with generic problems.

Good script and casting.... love the "D-ball" town rivalry and simplicity of relationships - in all their evolving glory. The awkwardness and sports-talk speaks volumes of truth about the divide yet understandings between generations.

I can't believe this was produced on a low-budget. Really a breath of fresh air, this year. See and support this film! I hope we can see more of these produced.


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