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The Perfect Family (2011)

PG-13 | | 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Theresa Henessy
Father Joe
Bishop Donnelly
Sister Joan


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.


Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material

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24 April 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A tökéletes család  »

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


$107,721 (USA) (15 June 2012)

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Kathleen Turner, a real actress in a sea of bland
16 July 2012 | by (West Chester, PA, USA) – See all my reviews

Despite the reviews that say it's an anti-Catholic movie, it's not. It's a movie about a family, and the mother happens to be Catholic and struggling between her reality and the reality of the church to which she belongs....which happens to be Catholic.

Just sit back and watch the movie - it's got some nice, thought-provoking dialog and if you have to tear a movie down because it makes you ask questions....then maybe you should focus on your own life and stop watching movies!

Mister Ritter is also a treat to watch, so much like his father, who would be proud to see what a nice actor his son has become.

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