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The Perfect Family (2011)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  24 April 2011 (USA)
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A devoutly Catholic wife and mother has been nominated for one of the church's top awards. She then goes about trying to prove she has the "perfect" family, refusing to accept them for who they are.

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Eileen Cleary has just been nominated for Catholic Woman of the year when her family drop a bombshell. Over the dinner table she discovers that not only is her son leaving his wife and children for the local beautician, but her daughter is 5 months pregnant and about to marry her girlfriend. Desperate to win the award, Eileen is conflicted between shame over her family and still desiring to do the right thing by them. Unable to accept either of their choices her family begins to splinter, with even her husband threatening to leave. Ultimately this is a feel-good movie and Eileen proves herself to be a person worthy of both the award and her family. Written by Ida Raine

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She has nothing to hide. Except her family.

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material

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$14,301 (USA) (4 May 2012)

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$107,721 (USA) (15 June 2012)
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Eileen Cleary: I don't have to think! I'm Catholic!
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Gravity
Written by Simon Perry, and Dave Thomas Junior
Performed by Dave Thomas Junior
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Not condeming faith.
26 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

I disagree with some of the reviewers here. This movie is true to the point for very devout Catholics. I grew up Catholic and saw a lot of prejuidice towards people because of the faith. The practices and beliefs of the Catholic church have hurt many people and this movie points to those. It also is a movie about growth. Not just in everyday relationships, but with yourself, and how one must balance real life and religion. This movie isn't to put down or make fun of Catholicism, rather those that are obsessed with how they are taken by their community. One can have faith (any faith) and still love and accept everyone, this movie teach this.


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