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Familiar Strangers (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 27 March 2008 (USA)
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Asks the question, Is it really possible to relate to ones parents and siblings after being replaced by the family dog? . . . Perhaps as friends - weird friends?

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Zackary Adler

Writer:

John Bell
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shawn Hatosy ... Brian Worthington
DJ Qualls ... Kenny Worthington
Tom Bower ... Frank Worthington
Nikki Reed ... Allison
Ann Dowd ... Dottie Worthington
Cameron Richardson ... Erin Worthington
Georgia Mae Lively Georgia Mae Lively ... Maddy
Kevin Murray ... Clyde
Angus Sutherland ... Walker
Keith Woodard Keith Woodard ... Grocery Store Customer
William Rough William Rough ... Butcher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dennis Cupp Dennis Cupp ... Announcer
Jacqueline Harvey Jacqueline Harvey ... Cashier
Chris Jenkins Chris Jenkins ... Busboy
Chris Jenkins Chris Jenkins ... Busboy
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"Familiar Strangers" asks the question. "Is it really possible to relate to ones parents and siblings after being replaced by the family dog? . . . Perhaps as friends - weird friends?" An off beat - funny - heartfelt story of family negotiating the changing relationships between parents and children, especially as those children grow into adulthood. Written by Anonymous

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Dogs. Donkeys. Denial. There's no place like home.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Disconnected See more »

Filming Locations:

Broadway, Virginia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,553, 16 November 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$30,341, 14 December 2008
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Production Co:

Cavalier Films See more »
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Color:

Color
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Referenced in Moviemaking in Virginia: Take 3 (2008) See more »

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There should be more of this type of film.
24 December 2008 | by ddaughtSee all my reviews

Quiet. Thoughtful. Funny. Meaningful.

It is a story of a family like many I know, dealing with all of the baggage that family relationships contain. This could sound boring to some, but give it a chance and it will creep up on you until you find that you care deeply. This film works surprisingly well in a genre that is well mined. It could have reeked of boredom but instead it is fresh in its approach.

Comparable to Little Miss sunshine and Juno, but not as contrived. Just real, meaningful entertainment. I rate a 9 out of 10 as the opening act could be more engrossing, but give it a chance and you will be rewarded.


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