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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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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:

$14,301, 6 May 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$107,721, 17 June 2012
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Color
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Goofs

At 13 minutes, when Eileen tells her husband that she is nominated, she places two letters in a box on a table in the house. At the next shot, when she walks to the camera into the living room, you see in the background that the two letters lie differently in the box. See more »

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Eileen Cleary: I don't have to think! I'm Catholic!
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A Perfect Day
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Hilarious, but...you have to be catholic to get it
3 November 2012 | by gilbert_pinsonSee all my reviews

and that's just not cool for all the non catholics out there not getting half the movie. Still, hilarious! My advice: get a catholic friend to watch it with you and guide you through. It will probably become a 5 hour long movie/documentary/commentary piece/ice cream marathon. But it will be all worth... This flix felt literally like home. The plot, the direction and the acting are just fine. There is no reason for bashing it. No, wait, there is but you "have to" in the "must" sense have been raised catholic and still be a vatican newsletter non-subscriber. Like we say back home: "it takes a bad catholic to see a good one" or is the other way round? Peace.


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