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Petunia (2012)

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The story of a family whose growth is stunted... a family that learns how to love themselves while loving each other (a little too much).

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tobias Segal ... Charlie Petunia
Thora Birch ... Vivian Petunia
Christine Lahti ... Felicia Petunia
Brittany Snow ... Robin McDougal
Michael Urie ... George McDougal
David Rasche ... Percy Petunia
Eddie Kaye Thomas ... Michael Petunia
Jimmy Heck ... Adrian Petunia
Branca Ferrazo ... Natassia
Meredith Holzman ... Melinda
Cosondra Sjostrom ... Bethany Bevins
Tavian Wong Tavian Wong ... Mason Petunia
Jeannine Moore ... Roberta Bevis
Sanford Brown Sanford Brown ... Dr. Markowitz
Lion Shirdan Lion Shirdan ... Russel
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Storyline

An off beat family of New Yorkers must come to terms with their own misgivings about life, relationships and the sheer unpredictability of love itself. Petunia weaves together the lives of brothers Charlie (Tobias Segal), Adrian and Michael (Eddie Kaye Thomas) as they unlearn everything their psychoanalyst parents have taught them. While Michael's cynical wife Vivian (Thora Birch) discovers she is pregnant, the family is also changing. Charlie's would be boyfriend George (Michael Urie) is in a polyamorous relationship with fitness fanatic Robin (Brittany Snow) and Adrian has developed a unrelenting sex addiction. Meddling parents Felicia (Christine Lahti) and Percy (David Rasche) must decide whether to reignite the spark in their relationship or start all over again. Petunia is a film about a dysfunctional family unit on the verge of a nervous breakdown. This is the story of how they pick up the pieces. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Petunija See more »

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Dolby

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Quotes

[George finds out that Charlie's apartment is just above his]
George McDougal: Oh, you're right on top of me.
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Modern, hard hitting drama with lighter moments
8 August 2013 | by joshua-303-92778See all my reviews

This was a pleasant surprise. "Petunia" revolves around an extended family. The children are grown up and relate to their parents as adults.

These characters are narcissistic, they abuse drugs and alcohol, and mostly they are desperately searching for meaningful lives in our fast paced world.

The drama is quite heavy at times, and always fascinating. It's broken up by some truly funny situations. The acting is good, as you should expect from a film like this. Charlie, the lead, is especially impressive as the meek but affable middle son who actually holds the family together.

I suppose if I had one criticism, it's that the characters all seem independently wealthy. Apart from that, this is a pretty compelling portrait of modern life. I recommend it.

If you liked this, then please check out my other reviews. I try to review the movies which not many people see.


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