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The Perfect Family (2011)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 24 April 2011 (USA)
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A devoutly Catholic wife and mother has been nominated for one of the church's top awards. She then goes about trying to prove she has the "perfect" family, refusing to accept them for who they are.

Director:

Anne Renton

Writers:

Paula Goldberg (story), Claire V. Riley (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathleen Turner ... Eileen Cleary
Emily Deschanel ... Shannon Cleary
Jason Ritter ... Frank Jr.
Michael McGrady ... Frank Cleary
Shannon Cochran ... Mary Donovan
Sharon Lawrence ... Agnes Dunn
Angelique Cabral ... Angela Reyes
Richard Chamberlain ... Monsignor Murphy
Elizabeth Peña ... Christina Reyes
Gregory Zaragoza ... Louis Reyes
Kristen Dalton ... Theresa Henessy
Laura Cerón ... Carmelita
Scott Michael Campbell ... Father Joe
Hansford Rowe ... Bishop Donnelly
Rebecca Wackler ... Sister Joan
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Storyline

Eileen Cleary has just been nominated for Catholic Woman of the year when her family drop a bombshell. Over the dinner table she discovers that not only is her son leaving his wife and children for the local beautician, but her daughter is 5 months pregnant and about to marry her girlfriend. Desperate to win the award, Eileen is conflicted between shame over her family and still desiring to do the right thing by them. Unable to accept either of their choices her family begins to splinter, with even her husband threatening to leave. Ultimately this is a feel-good movie and Eileen proves herself to be a person worthy of both the award and her family. Written by Ida Raine

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She has nothing to hide. Except her family.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material

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Goofs

At 30 minutes, in Shannon's apartment, Eileen hears 'big news'. In most of the shots of Eileen you see that the tip of her necklace is placed under her shirt, except ones. The tip of her necklace is placed over her shirt. See more »

Quotes

Eileen Cleary: I don't have to think! I'm Catholic!
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A Perfect Day
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Church Lady
2 July 2020 | by LebowskidooSee all my reviews

Simple little story that you can predict a mile away, but still worth watching. More of a drama, although it seems like a comedy at first. Love Kathleen Turner, so it was great to see her back in a starring role. It doesn't rip apart Catholics either, so that's cool too.

The opening scene with Kathleen Turner's voice praying in a church at first made me think I was watching a horror movie, her gravely voice is made for voicing people possessed by demons.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A tökéletes család See more »

Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,300, 6 May 2012

Gross USA:

$110,313

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$110,313
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