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The Family Tree (2011)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  26 August 2011 (USA)
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A mother and wife stricken with memory loss allows a dysfunctional family a second chance at harmony and happiness.

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Rachel Levy
Hope Davis ...
Bunnie Burnett
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Jack Burnett
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Christopher Bradley ...
Bobby Overmier
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Simon Krebs
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Alicia Bouche
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Nina Fouts
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Reverend Diggs
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Dr. Lieberman
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Josh Krebs
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Young Police Officer
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Trey
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T-Boy (as Shad Moss a/k/a Bow Wow)
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Storyline

The Burnetts are dysfunctional. Jack and Bunnie barely speak, he fantasizes about women at work, she's having an affair with a neighbor and possibly others. Daughter Kelly is foul-mouthed; their son Eric is a militant Christian and an excellent shot. Bunnie's rich mom tries to control things. While a dead peeping Tom hangs undiscovered in a tree outside their bedroom window, Bunnie sustains a head injury and wakes up unable to remember anything after the first days of their marriage. Her newlywed sweetness infuses the family as Jack sorts through issues at work, Eric discovers flaws in his Christian posse, and Kelly makes friends with a lesbian classmate. Can this change of personality last? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for sexual content, pervasive language, drug use and some violence | See all certifications »

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26 August 2011 (USA)  »

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$3,658 (USA) (26 August 2011)

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$3,658 (USA) (26 August 2011)
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When Eric and Kelly are sitting on the stairs discussing their parents sex lives and eating ice-cream there is a roll of tape sitting on the step between them put when the camera angle changes to looking down the stairs it has moved to the floor and then is back on the step when the camera angle changes back. See more »

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Written by Kari Kimmel, Joe Corcoran and Fiona Brawley
Performed by Kari Kimmel
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A woman gets amnesia and forgets just how bad her life had become with her family.
22 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very funny with lots of quirks. This is a truly dark comedy about a dysfunctional family that patches itself back together again after the mom (Hope Davis) suffers a bout of amnesia after falling in the bathroom during an affair with her neighbor. The whole family has issues, and they start to put everything behind them when they see how destructive their family has become.Dermot and Hope do a great job.

Definitely worth going to see. A wonderful ensemble cast that works very well together. Max Theriot and JP Amedori are breakout stars in the making. Most of these actors play against type, which makes it even funnier. Great music and wonderful dialog. Definitely worth seeing. We were laughing in the edit bay! Beautifully shot and directed. Watch for Christina Hendricks-she is a hoot!


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