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The Family Stone ()


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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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Julie Morton
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Sybil Stone
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Amy Stone
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Everett Stone
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Kelly Stone
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Meredith Morton
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Ben Stone
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Thad Stone (as Ty Giordano)
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Patrick Thomas
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Susannah Stone Trousdale
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Brad Stevenson
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Elizabeth Trousdale
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John Trousdale
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David Silver
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Jeweler
Ginna Carter ...
Jittery Cashier
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Bartender
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Bus Driver One
Ron Wall ...
Bus Driver Two
Christopher Parker ...
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Steve Alterman ...
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John Gidcomb ...
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Susan Leslie ...
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Randall Montgomery ...
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Esther Smith (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Church-Goer (uncredited)
Sylvan Shen ...
Shopper (uncredited)

Directed by

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Thomas Bezucha

Written by

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Thomas Bezucha ... (written by)

Produced by

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Khristina Kravas ... associate producer
Michael London ... producer (produced by)
Mindy Marin ... co-producer
Jennifer Ogden ... executive producer

Music by

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Michael Giacchino

Cinematography by

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Jonathan Brown ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jeffrey Ford

Editorial Department

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Steve Bowen ... color timer
Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Ben Estrada ... digital intermediate colorist assist: EFilm
Devon Miller ... digital intermediate editor: EFilm
Sandra Nash ... assistant editor
William Paley ... editorial production assistant
Jim Passon ... color timer
Robb Porter ... post-production assistant: Modern VideoFilm
Lorene Simpson ... digital intermediate producer: EFilm
Craig Tanner ... associate editor
Adriaan van Zyl ... editorial production assistant: New York
Esther Young ... digital intermediate assistant producer: EFilm (as Esther Lee)
Marisa Clayton ... post-production coordinator: Modern VideoFilm (uncredited)
Lonnie A. Mathes ... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Eric Putz ... telecine colorist: dailies (uncredited)

Casting By

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Mindy Marin

Production Design by

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Jane Ann Stewart

Art Direction by

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T.K. Kirkpatrick ... (as Timothy 'TK' Kirkpatrick)

Set Decoration by

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Matt Callahan

Costume Design by

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Shay Cunliffe

Makeup Department

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Fríða Aradóttir ... hair stylist: Diane Keaton (as Frida Aradottir)
Mustaque M. Ashrafi ... key makeup artist (as Mustaq Ashrafi)
Judy Chin ... makeup artist: Sarah Jessica Parker
Victor DeNicola ... hair stylist: New York (as Victor DeNicola Jr.)
David Forrest ... makeup department head (as David Craig Forrest)
Kelcey Fry ... makeup artist: Diane Keaton
Jonathan Gale ... hair color: Diane Keaton
Mandy Lyons ... hair stylist: Sarah Jessica Parker
Jacklin Masteran ... key hair stylist
Stacey Morris ... hair stylist: Brian White
Matthew W. Mungle ... special makeup effects artist
Carla White ... makeup artist: New York
Michael White ... hair department head

Production Management

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Buddy Enright ... production supervisor
Jennifer Ogden ... unit production manager
Diana Schmidt ... unit production manager
Charlie Davis ... post-production supervisor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Joe Camp III ... first assistant director
Polly Ann Mattson ... second assistant director (as Polly Ann Mattson-Bock)
Shawn Pipkin ... second second assistant director
Gary S. Rake ... second second assistant director: New York
JoAnne Lowrie ... day player trainee assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Lori Agostino ... assistant art director
Ronald S. Baratie ... greens foreman (as Ron Baratie)
Treven Bedwell ... assistant property master
Lawson Brown ... set dresser
Jeremy Crane ... art department coordinator: New York
Shannon Curfman ... lead person (as Shannon Curfman-Dayan)
Roderick Curry ... labor foreman
John David Diersing ... propmaker foreman
Michael Diersing ... construction coordinator
William Durnin ... set dresser: New York
Mariano Fernandez ... gangboss
Dave Garcia ... set dresser
Emily Gaunt ... charge scenic: New York
Gary Geddry ... plaster foreman
Robert Griffon Jr. ... property master: New York (as Robert Griffon)
Daniel K. Grosso ... lead person: New York
Jim Halsband ... propmaker
Richard Hebrank ... construction coordinator: New York
Derrick Hinman ... property master
Greg Hoyt ... propmaker
Eric Knight ... stand-by painter (as Eric Ellison Knight)
Leslie 'Tinker' Linville ... buyer (as Tinker Linville)
Nancy Lowry ... set dresser
John McDonnell ... property master: New York (as John B. McDonnell)
Frank McEldowney ... greens foreman
Gregory Morell ... assistant props: New York (as Greg Morell)
Jeffrey M. O'Brien ... property master
Celia Parker ... camera scenic: New York (as Celia A. Parker)
Cynthia C. Rebman ... on-set dresser
Regana Redd ... set dresser
Brent Regan ... propmaker gangboss
Jon Reynolds ... art department production assistant
Steve Rice ... greensman stand-by (as Steven Rice Jr.)
Jeff Shewbert ... general foreman
Andrew Smith ... drapery
Daniel Vincent Smith ... props: Los Angeles
Gregg Szabo ... set dresser
Sally Thornton ... set designer
Mario Ventenilla ... art director: New York (as Mario R. Ventenilla)
Ron von Blomberg ... set decorator: New York
Kathleen Walker ... art department coordinator
Craig Zumbroegel ... propmaker
Erin Fite ... set decoration buyer (uncredited)
David Keir ... carpenter (uncredited)
Robert E. Knight ... head paint foreman (uncredited)
Nancy Lowry ... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Fred O'Connor ... propmaker (uncredited)
Bruce Richter ... carpenter (uncredited)
Nathan A. Smith ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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David Betancourt ... foley mixer
James Bolt ... re-recording mixer (as Jim Bolt)
Laurel Bridges ... boom operator: New York (as Laurel Ann Bridges)
Ted Caplan ... sound effects editor
Derek Casari ... adr engineer / foley engineer
Don Coufal ... boom operator
Susan Dawes ... supervising sound editor (as Susan Shackelford Dawes)
Dawn Fintor ... foley artist
Craig Heath ... sound recordist (as Craig 'Pup' Heath)
Warren Hendriks ... first assistant sound editor
Jeffrey A. Humphreys ... boom operator (as Jeff Humphreys)
Mildred Iatrou ... dialogue editor (as Mildred Iatrou Morgan)
David Lucarelli ... adr recordist
John Murray ... foley supervisor (as John M. Murray)
Matt Patterson ... sound recordist
Paul Pavelka ... sound stage engineer
Mathew Price ... sound mixer: New York
Steve F. Price ... foley editor
Charleen Richards ... adr mixer (as Charleen Steeves)
Timothia Sellers ... sound utility: New York
Alicia Stevenson ... foley artist
Elliot Tyson ... re-recording mixer
Jeff Wexler ... sound mixer
Mark DeSimone ... adr mixer: New York (uncredited)
Erin Michael Rettig ... sound engineer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Chris Bailey ... special effects coordinator
Connie Brink ... special effects: New York
Joseph Livolsi ... special effects technician
James Bomalick ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Karen McCarthy ... drs operator: Modern Videofilm
Mark Sawicki ... digital colorist
Ryan Beadle ... digital I/O (uncredited)
Mark Dornfeld ... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Scott Dougherty ... visual effects executive producer: Furious FX (uncredited)
Michele Ferrone ... visual effects producer (uncredited)
R.J. Harbour ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Shaina Holmes ... digital compositor (uncredited) / digital coordinator (uncredited)
Nicholas Kim ... digital compositor (uncredited) / title designer (uncredited)
Jeremy Lang ... head of information technology: Custom Film Effects (uncredited)
David Lingenfelser ... visual effects supervisor: Furious FX (uncredited)
Thomas Mathai ... data manager (uncredited)
Karen M. Murphy ... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Alejandro Perez ... dustbuster (uncredited)
Stephanie Rogers ... digital compositor: Furious FX (uncredited)
Tiffany Smith ... visual effects producer: Furious FX (uncredited)
Amani Williams ... digital compositor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Peter Bucossi ... stunt coordinator
Don Hewitt ... stunts
Janet Paparazzo ... stunts
Darrin Prescott ... stunt coordinator
Scott Rogers ... stunts
Mam Smith ... stunts
Clark Tucker ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Russell Ayer ... lamp operator
Danny Barfield ... grip
Jennifer Bell ... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Jennifer K. Bell)
Kirk Bloom ... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Kirk L. Bloom)
Erik L. Brown ... first assistant camera: "a" camera, New York
Michael Cambria ... second assistant camera: "b" camera, New York
Paul Candrilli ... rigging grip: New York
Caesar S. Carnevale ... second assistant camera: "a" camera, New York (as Caesar Carnevale)
William Coleman ... camera operator: "b" camera, New York (as Bill Coleman)
R. Michael De Chellis ... best boy electric
David E. Diano ... camera operator: "b" camera
Devin Donegan ... video playback technician
Tulio Duenas ... film loader (as Tulio Dueñas)
Richie Ford ... rigging gaffer: New York
Raymond Gonzales ... best boy electric / rigging gaffer
Joseph Grimaldi ... best boy electric: New York (as Joe Grimaldi)
Gerald Harris ... rigging best boy grip (as Gerald 'Craig' Harris)
John Hatchitt ... key grip
Jerry Holway ... camera operator: "a" camera, New York / steadicam operator: New York
Steele Hunter ... key rigging grip
Amy Albano Jachyra ... camera loader: New York
Mark Jackson ... camera operator: "a" camera
Lonnie Leslie ... best boy grip
Charlie Marroquin ... best boy grip: New York
Brien McDonald ... company grip
Niles McElroy ... lamp operator
Billy Miller ... key grip: New York (as William Miller)
Bill O'Leary ... gaffer: New York
Jim Plannette ... gaffer (as James Plannette)
Zade Rosenthal ... still photographer
Michael Rudolph ... electrician
Thomas J. Ruffner ... dolly grip (as Tom Ruffner)
Eric Sagot ... lamp operator
Brett Santucci ... company grip (as Brett M. Santucci)
Bryce Shields ... video assist operator
Eric Swanek ... first assistant camera: "b" camera, New York
Stephen Wong ... first assistant camera: "b' camera
Erik Bernstein ... rigging electric best boy (uncredited)
Andrew Cheung ... best boy grip (uncredited)
Lamont Crawford ... grip: New York (uncredited)
Jim Galvin ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
George Harrington ... electrician (uncredited)
George Hines ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Jendra Jarnagin ... electrician: New York (uncredited)
Damon Marcellino ... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Rick Marroquin ... dolly grip (uncredited)
Thomas McGrath Woods ... grip (uncredited)
Paul C. McKenna ... crane technician: Technocrane (uncredited)
Louis Petraglia ... rigging best boy (uncredited) / rigging electric best boy (uncredited)
Landon Ruddel ... grip (uncredited)
Lance Shepherd ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Andrew Sweeney ... dolly grip: "b" camera, New York (uncredited)
Bobby Vercruse ... electrician (uncredited)
Robert Vuolo ... electrician: New York (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Johnny Gidcomb ... group adr casting
Kara Lipson ... casting associate
Meredith Jacobson Marciano ... extras casting: New York
Ember Truesdell ... casting associate
Laura Verbeke ... location background casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Mark Agnes ... wardrobe supervisor: New York
Linda S. Cormany ... costumer: Diane Keaton (as Linda Cormany)
Ira M. Hammons-Glass ... set costumer
Lori Harris ... costumer: Sarah Jessica Parker (as Lori D. Harris)
Lydia Jakubowski ... seamstress
Jessica Jorde ... wardrobe production assistant
Fionnuala M. Lynch ... set costumer: New York
Amy Elise Roberts ... set costumer
Narciso Rodríguez ... wardrobe: Sarah Jessica Parker
Wendy Stefanelli ... costume assistant: New York
Lori Stilson ... wardrobe supervisor (as Lori Stilson-Armstrong)
Tim Wegman ... set costumer (as Timothy George Wegman)
Rebecca Hofherr ... costume assistant (uncredited)

Location Management

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Jean Chien ... assistant location manager: New York
John Fedynich ... location manager: New York (as John P. Fedynich)
Stephen Mapel ... location manager (as Steve Mapel)
Jeffrey A. Brown ... location assistant (uncredited)
Eric Persons ... set location manager (uncredited)
Thomas R. Polleri ... location assistant (uncredited)
Jennifer Quesenbery ... location scout (uncredited)
Daniel Tresca ... location assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli ... music preparation
Rick Baptist ... musician: trumpet
Steve Becknell ... musician: french horn
Jeff Bunnell ... musician: trumpet
Adam Cohen ... orchestrator
Stephen M. Davis ... music editor
Steve Durnin ... musician: french horn
Michael Giacchino ... orchestrator / score producer
Jennifer Hammond ... orchestrator
Jack Hayes ... orchestrator
Alan Kaplan ... musician: trombone
Alex Levy ... music editor
Jason Lloyd ... scoring stage manager
Charlie Loper ... musician: trombone
Norman Ludwin ... musician: bass
Joe Meyer ... musician: french horn
Diane Mueller ... musician: french horn
Maria Newman ... musician
Brian O'Connor ... musician: french horn
Adam Olmsted ... score mixing assistant (as Adam Olmstead)
Cameron Patrick ... musician: violin
Bill Reichenbach ... musician: trombone
John Reynolds ... musician: french horn
Peter Rotter ... orchestra contractor
Paul Salvo ... musician: trumpet
Alan Schlaifer ... assistant music editor
Chad Seiter ... score assistant
Tim Simonec ... conductor / orchestrator
Christine Sirois ... score recordist
Tom Steel ... scoring stage manager
Bill Talbott ... scoring engineer
Chris Tilton ... orchestrator
Richard Todd ... musician: french horn
John Van Houten ... musician: tuba
Dan Wallin ... music scoring mixer (as Danny Wallin) / score recordist (as Danny Wallin)
Booker White ... music preparation
Mark Jan Wlodarkiewicz ... music editor: temp (as Mark Wlodarkiewicz)
Michael Aarvold ... score engineer assistant (uncredited)
Danielle Diego ... music executive (uncredited)
Ellen Ginsburg ... music clearance (uncredited)
Frank Macchia ... music preparation (uncredited)
Rebecca Morellato ... music production executive (uncredited)
Melissa Orquiza ... music preparation (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Rebecca Robertson ... script supervisor (as Rebecca Robertson-Szwaja)

Transportation Department

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Victor Anderson ... transportation coordinator (as Vic Anderson)
Joseph Fay ... teamster co-captain: New York
Patrick Hogan ... driver
Robert K. Johnson ... transportation captain (as Rob Johnson)
Mel Langford ... driver
James Leavey ... teamster captain: New York (as Jim Leavey)
Neil Marshall ... driver
Steve Polon ... driver
Gabe Turiello ... driver

Additional Crew

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Steve Alterman ... voice actor
Daniel Myers Boone ... payroll accountant (as Dan Boone)
Michael Boonstra ... production coordinator: New York
Maurice Cabrera ... parking coordinator: New York (as Maurice R. Cabrera)
Kenneth Chu ... office production assistant: New York
Tony Cypres ... first assistant accountant: New York
Giampaolo Debole ... production coordinator
Amee Dolleman ... assistant: Ms. Hacken
Juliana Farrell ... assistant: Michael London (as Juliana E. Farrell)
Kathleen Fellegara ... on-set medic: New York (as Kathy Fellegara)
Rich Fellegara ... on-set medic: New York
Derek Ferguson ... office production assistant
Stephanie Feyne ... interpreter: Ty Giordano, New York
Anthony Ficalora ... assistant accountant: UK
Elise Ganz ... studio teacher
Johnny Gidcomb ... voice actor (as John Gidcomb)
Carla Hacken ... studio executive
Julie Harry ... office production assistant (as Julie Denise Harry)
Joe Hartwick Jr. ... production accountant (as Joseph Hartwick Jr.)
Stephanie Heaton ... assistant: Diane Keaton
Maria C. Hernandez ... assistant chef
Michael Hernandez ... caterer: New York, Premiere Catering (as Mike Hernandez)
Mark D. Houston ... assistant post-production accountant
Jack Jason ... sign language consultant
Richard Keeshan ... office production assistant: New York (as Richard P. Keeshan)
Susan Leslie ... voice actor
Hope Levy ... voice actor
Cody Lutz ... assistant: Thomas Bezucha and Jennifer Ogden
Martha Magnuson ... assistant: Thomas Bezucha and Jennifer Ogden
Emilie Maison ... press attache france
Tracy E. Maurer ... assistant production coordinator
Charles McDonald ... set production assistant: first team, New York
Randall Montgomery ... voice actor
George Nannas ... caterer: New York (as George P. Nannas)
Leda Nornang ... assistant production coordinator: New York
Kyle O'Brien ... production accountant: New York
Ali Pensyl ... key set production assistant: New York (as Alison Norod)
Tony Phillippe ... set production assistant: New York
Claire Raskind ... unit publicist
Paul Rathburn ... chef
Melinda Relyea ... assistant: Sarah Jessica Parker
Jill Remez ... voice actor
Wilson Rivas ... craft service: New York
Addy Ruotolo ... set production assistant: New York
Grant Saltarelli ... set production assistant
Ben Scissors ... key set production assistant
Helen Sideris ... second assistant accountant
Siri Sirishambhand ... craft service (as Siri S. Sirisambhand)
Valerie Aikman Smith ... food stylist (as Valerie Aikman-Smith)
Julieann Snow ... first assistant accountant (as Julie Snow)
Lee Tucker ... preview engineer
Suzanne Van Dyke ... medic (as Suzie Van Dyke)
Lore Wilhelm ... craft service
Liz Williams ... talent production assistant: New York
Brooke Bowden ... production assistant (uncredited)
Paul Cabbad ... production assistant: New York (uncredited)
Erin Forrest ... set production assistant (uncredited)
Jason Hariton ... studio stage manager (uncredited)
Jessie Henderson ... assistant: Thomas Bezucha and Jennifer Ogden, New York (uncredited)
Darren Maynard ... production assistant (uncredited)
Lori C. Miller ... title designer (uncredited)
Howard R. Schuster ... financing (uncredited)
David A. Starke ... production executive (uncredited)

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Nathan Folks ... special thanks
Andrew Nagel ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Everett Stone, who made it on Wall Street, returns home for Christmas with his new girlfriend, Meredith Morton. His ultra-liberal, anti-conventional rustic Connecticut family doesn't exactly warm to the outsider, who despite her best efforts to please the prospective in-laws, looks, sounds, and acts like the conservative bigots they hate, while various Stones have their own problems. Only matriarch Sibyl Stone's unshakable maverick other son Ben gives her a chance, and as Everett won't actively turn against either, she feels more supported by him and a weird romance blossoms. Feeling beleaguered, Meredith calls in help from her easygoing sister Julie, who proves no help to her but soon develops a chemistry with Everett, so everything may now shift if they dare follow their hearts. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines Feel The Love. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Untitled Thomas Bezucha Project (United States)
  • Esprit de famille (France)
  • Die Familie Stone - Verloben verboten! (Germany)
  • La joya de la familia (Spain)
  • Familia Stone (Romania)
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Runtime
  • 103 min
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Box Office

Budget $17,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $12,521,027, 18 Dec 2005
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $92,283,851

Did You Know?

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Trivia Writer and director Thomas Bazucha put the nine cast members playing the Stones through several weeks of rehearsal so they would bond well enough off-camera to convincingly portray a family. This included a crash course in American Sign Language, as eight of the nine characters would be called upon to utilize American Sign Language in the script to either communicate with or interpret for the character of Thaddeus (Ty Giordano). While some critics, and the cast members themselves, pointed out that their American Sign Language use was sub-par, it was actually a realistic portrayal of a hearing family's use of the language, which is often perfunctory at best. See more »
Goofs Over Amy by the window while the family is gawking at Meredith outside when they first arrive. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Jack Black/Rachel McAdams/Charles Ross (2005). See more »
Soundtracks Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! See more »
Quotes Sybil Stone: [to Amy, after opening Meredith's Christmas gift, a photo of a very pregnant Sybil] That's me and you, kid.
[Amy looks up, crying and nodding]
Sybil Stone: Me and you.
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