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The Family Stone (2005)

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An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Julie Morton
... Sybil Stone
... Amy Stone
... Everett Stone
... Kelly Stone
... Meredith Morton
... Ben Stone
... Thad Stone (as Ty Giordano)
... Patrick Thomas
... Susannah Stone Trousdale
... Brad Stevenson
... Elizabeth Trousdale
... John Trousdale
... David Silver
... Jeweler
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Storyline

The Stone family unites in common cause when their favorite son brings his uptight girlfriend home for the Christmas holiday, with plans of proposing. Overwhelmed by the hostile reception, she begs her sister to join her for emotional support, triggering further complications. Written by Anonymous

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christmas | secret | tension | ring | woman | See All (64) »

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Feel The Love.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content including dialogue, and drug references | See all certifications »

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16 December 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Thomas Bezucha Project  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,521,027, 18 December 2005

Gross USA:

$60,062,868

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$92,283,851
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the final scene, which takes place one year later, Amy (Rachel McAdams) is wearing Sybil's (Diane Keaton) oversized ring. See more »

Goofs

Some scenes of the Family Stone's "New England town" were actually filmed in the Borough of Madison, NJ. An aerial shot of the town square clearly shows a New Jersey Transit train pulling out of the station, such trains do not run into New England. See more »

Quotes

Patrick Thomas: [the family is playing Charades and Thad is up. No one is guessing right, but Patrick finally gets it] Ooh! "Billy Don't Be a Hero"!
Thad Stone: Yes! THANK you!
Amy Stone: That's a song?
Susannah Stone: Yes, it's a song. You've heard it.
Ben Stone: Whose clue was that? It's not very... it's not good.
Meredith Morton: Ahem.
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References The Princess Bride (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Written by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin
Performed by Judy Garland
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment
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Preview Misleading
27 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

Having seen the previews on a number of occasions I went to see this film because I was in the mood for a comedy. I guess the preview were all of the funny scenes. However, this turned out to be one of the most touching and sensitive movies I have seen in quite some time. The family stone could be almost anyones family and especially mine. The funny scenes were truly that, funny and very believable, one liners you wish you had said. The acting was first rate, I most enjoyed Diane Keaton and Craig Nelson. The movie moves along well with no dead time and while it is predicable in its storyline with no big surprises it is a very enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours. You get your moneys worth.


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