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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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Chip Hines (as Sebastian Brodziak)
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Joey Williams
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Cody Hines
Lisa Altomare ...
Betsy
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Marge Hawks
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Sharon
Zachary Sayle ...
Brent
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Dennis
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Tim
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Erin (as Juliette Allen-Angelo)
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Blake Robey
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Anne Carter
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Dave Robey
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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)

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$15,724 (USA) (20 April 2012)
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Feature film debut for Sebastian Banes (as Sebastian Brodziak), who portrayed Chip Hines. See more »

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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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A character study with an original and powerful theme of justice
30 November 2011 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This is an original, quietly powerful first movie by Patrick Wang. A true work of art, showing the power of moral justice over legal justice. The climactic scene in the 'courtroom' is amazing. Joey's achingly simple openness is how I want to be. I didn't find it political, or PC or non-PC. It's just (just! how rare) a story about some good people having to resolve important conflicts.

If I have a criticism it is that the sound was muddy and there was a little too much 'sound design'...footsteps, table settings, etc. were much too noticeable; voices not so clear.

And yes, it could have been a little tighter in the first half - somewhat slow.

But these are minor cavils about a wonderful film


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