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Family Weekend (2013)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 29 March 2013 (USA)
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When her family misses her jump roping competition, a 16-year-old girl and her siblings hold their parents hostage, hoping to correct their unsatisfying behavior.

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When her family misses her jump roping competition, a 16-year-old girl and her siblings hold their parents hostage, hoping to correct their unsatisfying behavior.

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If a family doesn't stick together, sometimes you have to use a little tape.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for some sexual content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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The announcer who started the jumpers for both competitions was Alan Roach, who has been the stadium announcer for the past several Superbowl games and many of baseball's All-Star Games. See more »

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Emily Smith-Dungy: Okay that's great, but where should you have been at 3:30?
Duncan Dungy: You sound like your mother, consumed with time and a schedule. Do not tread that path, remember, it's what you do, not when you do it, it's the what that's important.
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Lost and Found
Written by Katie Herzig and Cason Cooley
Performed by Katie Herzig
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Olesya Rulin steals the show
30 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

Family Weekend is a a really fun family comedy with heart. The movie features surprisingly good acting all around, but Olesya Rulin steals the show!

The movie centers on a high school speed jumper who's dysfunctional family lets her down, and her desperate attempt to write the ship before it's too late. Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Modine are fantastically convincing on the dysfunctional side, and Joey King's performance is both skin-crawlingly creep and endearing and truly unexpected from such a young star.

Regarding Rulin's, her performance is spot on, and he portrays both her strong competitive side and vulnerable side flawlessly. She engages and keeps the audience's attention, and though her character is weird and quirky, we all want her to succeed. To quote Kelly Golighty "She reminds me of Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady with a dash of Lucille Ball thrown in for good measure."


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