In the Family (2011)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  4 November 2011 (USA)
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When his partner Cody dies in a car accident, Joey learns that their son, Chip, has been willed to Cody's sister. In his now solitary home life, Joey searches for a solution. The law is not on his side, but friends are.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chip Hines (as Sebastian Brodziak)
Joey Williams
Cody Hines
Lisa Altomare ...
Marge Hawks
Harriett D. Foy ...
Zachary Sayle ...
Lovie Simone Taylor ...
Erin (as Juliette Allen-Angelo)
Cole Savitz-Vogel ...
Blake Robey
Anne Carter
Dave Robey


In the town of Martin, Tennessee, Chip Hines, a precocious six year old, has only known life with his two dads, Cody and Joey. And a good life it is. When Cody dies suddenly in a car accident, Joey and Chip struggle to find their footing again. Just as they begin to, Cody's will reveals that he named his sister as Chip's guardian. The years of Joey's acceptance into the family unravel as Chip is taken away from him. In his now solitary home life, Joey searches for a solution. The law is not on his side, but friends are. Armed with their comfort and inspired by memories of Cody, Joey finds a path to peace with the family and becomes closer to his son. Written by Anonymous

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$4,575 (USA) (20 April 2012)


$15,724 (USA) (20 April 2012)

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1.85 : 1
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Sebastian Banes (as Sebastian Brodziak) won the Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Young Actor Age Ten and Under. See more »


I Ain't Leaving Without You
Written and performed by Chip Taylor
Produced by Chip Taylor
Courtesy of Train Wreck Records
By arrangement with Back Road Music Inc. (BMI) and EMI Kusic Publishing
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The only thing stronger than fear is hope.
26 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this film nothing short of amazingly moving. Patrick Wang blew me away by not only writing the film, but also directing, producing, and starring in it! It is a movie about love and struggle and fighting for what you know in your heart. I enjoyed the film because it didn't rush things, it took its time in letting the characters as well as the audience comprehend the situations as the story unraveled. It is said that, "The only thing stronger than fear is hope," and if there's one way to show that, its through this movie. Not only does the main character, played by Wang, have to deal with being gay in this day in age, he experiences even more turmoil as he continues to lose those close to him. It's a film about believing in hope to pushing yourself to the limit until you can't any longer, but making sure not to lose yourself along the way.

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