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Family Weekend (2013)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 29 March 2013 (USA)
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When her family misses her jump roping competition, a 16-year-old girl and her siblings hold their parents hostage, hoping to correct their unsatisfying behavior.

Director:

Benjamin Epps

Writer:

Matt K. Turner

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kristin Chenoweth ... Samantha Smith-Dungy
Matthew Modine ... Duncan Dungy
Olesya Rulin ... Emily Smith-Dungy
Joey King ... Lucinda Smith-Dungy
Shirley Jones ... GG
Eddie Hassell ... Jackson Smith-Dungy
Chloe Bridges ... Kat
Adam Saunders ... Rick
Robbie Tucker ... Mickey Smith-Dungy
Peter Gail ... Deputy Tyler
Chase Yi ... Chris (as Chase Maser)
Lauren LaStrada ... Officer Reyes (as Lisa Lauren Smith)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Black Paul Black ... Wildlife Presenter (voice)
Arthur Cartwright ... James Thompson
Cindy Chang ... Siu Jin
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Storyline

When her family misses her jump roping competition, a 16-year-old girl and her siblings hold their parents hostage, hoping to correct their unsatisfying behavior.

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Plot Keywords:

tape over mouth | tied feet | See All (2) »

Taglines:

If a family doesn't stick together, sometimes you have to use a little tape.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Family Weekend See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Olesya Rulin was 8 years older than her character, 16-year-old Emily, when the movie was shot in January, 2011. See more »

Quotes

Emily Smith-Dungy: Okay that's great, but where should you have been at 3:30?
Duncan Dungy: You sound like your mother, consumed with time and a schedule. Do not tread that path, remember, it's what you do, not when you do it, it's the what that's important.
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Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Lost and Found
Written by Katie Herzig and Cason Cooley
Performed by Katie Herzig
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Olesya Rulin steals the show
30 March 2013 | by klaus-254-632336See all my reviews

Family Weekend is a a really fun family comedy with heart. The movie features surprisingly good acting all around, but Olesya Rulin steals the show!

The movie centers on a high school speed jumper who's dysfunctional family lets her down, and her desperate attempt to write the ship before it's too late. Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Modine are fantastically convincing on the dysfunctional side, and Joey King's performance is both skin-crawlingly creep and endearing and truly unexpected from such a young star.

Regarding Rulin's, her performance is spot on, and he portrays both her strong competitive side and vulnerable side flawlessly. She engages and keeps the audience's attention, and though her character is weird and quirky, we all want her to succeed. To quote Kelly Golighty "She reminds me of Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady with a dash of Lucille Ball thrown in for good measure."


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