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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 ...
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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




Release Date:

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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There should be more of this type of film.
24 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Quiet. Thoughtful. Funny. Meaningful.

It is a story of a family like many I know, dealing with all of the baggage that family relationships contain. This could sound boring to some, but give it a chance and it will creep up on you until you find that you care deeply. This film works surprisingly well in a genre that is well mined. It could have reeked of boredom but instead it is fresh in its approach.

Comparable to Little Miss sunshine and Juno, but not as contrived. Just real, meaningful entertainment. I rate a 9 out of 10 as the opening act could be more engrossing, but give it a chance and you will be rewarded.

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