Dysfunctional siblings are brought back together by their deeply flawed mother for Christmas, where they will unpack their family baggage with heart-wrenching consequences.

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Chris Brown

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Chris Brown
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Credited cast:
Jill Pixley Jill Pixley ... Fanny
Carlye Pollack Carlye Pollack ... Annie
Jonathan Leveck ... Danny
Colette Keen Colette Keen ... Edie
George Killingsworth ... Ronnie
Nick Frangione ... Todd
Anne Darragh Anne Darragh ... Mrs. Keller
Suzanna Aguayo Suzanna Aguayo ... Carmen
Nancy Carlin ... Stacy
Don Schwartz Don Schwartz ... Dentist
Sean Theriault Sean Theriault ... Alan
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Kara Hinman Kara Hinman ... Bassist in Band
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In Chris Brown's latest, finely-crafted feature, Fanny, Annie & Danny are dysfunctional adult siblings brought together by their horrific mother for the Christmas holiday. Like just about everything in Brown's work, what seems commonplace on the surface becomes riveting in the details. As with a tsunami building strength silently offshore, we sense the impending climax without knowing exactly when it will hit - or how hard. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Family

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Not Rated
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Demands Multiple Viewings
16 July 2011 | by jtangerineSee all my reviews

This is a movie you have to watch more than once. I've seen it six times and I feel like I'm still finding layers in these characters.

The acting is so strong and the direction so confident and self-assured that it all feels terribly real. While there are humorous moments (Todd in particular) be advised that this movie fearlessly explores difficult emotions, intractable family problems and disturbing human behavior. And because it's all so well done, these elements are uncomfortably relatable and familiar. Comparisons to Noah Baumbach are on point.

I'd also like to mention the amazing work of Anne Darragh. Although it's a small part, her pitch-perfect scene is representative of the excellence attained by the entire film. Highly recommended.


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