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In the Family (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 4 November 2011 (USA)
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When his partner Cody dies in a car accident, Joey learns that their son, Chip, has been willed to Cody's sister. In his now solitary home life, Joey searches for a solution. The law is not on his side, but friends are.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Chip Hines (as Sebastian Brodziak)
... Joey Williams
... Cody Hines
Lisa Altomare ... Betsy
... Marge Hawks
Conan McCarty ... Ed
... Sharon
Zachary Sayle ... Brent
Lovie Simone Taylor ... Julie
... Dennis
... Tim
... Erin (as Juliette Allen-Angelo)
Cole Savitz-Vogel ... Blake Robey
... Anne Carter
... Dave Robey
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In the town of Martin, Tennessee, Chip Hines, a precocious six year old, has only known life with his two dads, Cody and Joey. And a good life it is. When Cody dies suddenly in a car accident, Joey and Chip struggle to find their footing again. Just as they begin to, Cody's will reveals that he named his sister as Chip's guardian. The years of Joey's acceptance into the family unravel as Chip is taken away from him. In his now solitary home life, Joey searches for a solution. The law is not on his side, but friends are. Armed with their comfort and inspired by memories of Cody, Joey finds a path to peace with the family and becomes closer to his son. Written by Anonymous

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,575, 22 April 2012, Limited Release

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$15,724, 22 April 2012
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Joey's lack of medical or legal recourse after his romantic partner Cody's death is based in fact. Many real-life gay couples in the US have found themselves in similarly difficult circumstances in hospitals after one of them had a serious injury or developed a grave illness. One instance that garnered a great deal of media coverage, outrage, and legal action was the case of domestic partners Lisa Pond and Janice Langbehn. In 2007, Langbehn and Pond, who had been together almost two decades, traveled with three of their four children from their home in Washington State to Florida, where Pond had an aneurysm. Although the couple had drawn up legal documents to try to make official their relationship in lieu of legally recognized marriage (including health care proxies and a durable power of attorney), the hospital denied Langbehn any right to make health care decisions for Pond or even to see her (a hospital social worker told Langbehn, "I need you to know this is an anti-gay city and a anti-gay state, and you are not going to get to see her or know her condition.") Langbehn and their children were not allowed to see Pond before she died. Langbehn's subsequent suit against the hospital was unsuccessful, but the case did lead to an April 2010 directive from President Obama to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to prohibit visitation discrimination in all hospitals receiving Medicaid or Medicare funding. President Obama awarded Langbehn a 2011 Presidential Citizens Medal for "transform[ing] her own profound loss into a resounding call for compassion and equality." See more »

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I Ain't Leaving Without You
Written and performed by Chip Taylor
Produced by Chip Taylor
Courtesy of Train Wreck Records
By arrangement with Back Road Music Inc. (BMI) and EMI Kusic Publishing
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Good story Bad acting
27 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

This could've been a good film yet the acting by Wang is poor. He should've stuck with Directing on this film. The young boy is a better actor. It's also a bit slow. I don't have 5 lines to fill up that's it it's just a slow and poorly acted film. I think if they would've put another actor in the lead it might have been a better film. Wangs southern accent is a bit forced as well.


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