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Surviving Family (2012)

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When Terry Malone shows up unannounced on her father's doorstep - with her fiancé and a plan to get married in 5 days - she learns that she's not the only one with secrets.

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Laura Thies

Writer:

Mara Lesemann
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sarah Wilson ... Terry Malone
Billy Magnussen ... Alex D'Amico
Tara Westwood ... Jean Malone Fulton
Bill Sage ... Jerry Malone
Johnny Hopkins ... Hank Malone
J.D. Williams ... Bobby
Phyllis Somerville ... Mary Giaccone
Vincent Pastore ... Mayor Avenoso
Katherine Hughes ... Lily Fulton (as K.C. Hughes)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lauren Augarten ... Christy
Che Ayende Che Ayende ... Stan
Jim Barry Jim Barry ... Frank
Olivia Baseman ... Mrs. Giaccone
Bettina Bilger ... Jenny
Carleigh Chirico Carleigh Chirico ... Young Terry Malone
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When Terry Malone shows up unannounced on her father's doorstep - with her fiancé and a plan to get married in 5 days - she learns that she's not the only one with secrets. Written by Mara Lesemann

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You can't escape the family tree.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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Bushkill, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Won 6 awards at the Northeast Film Festival: Best Feature, Best Director (Laura Thies), Best Screenplay (Mara Lesemann), Breakout Performance (Tara Westwood), Best Actress (Sarah Wilson), and Best Supporting Actor (Vincent Pastore). See more »

Quotes

Mary Giaccone: It took me years of therapy to realize you can't always save people.
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written by Treva Offutt and Barry Salmon; performed by Treva Offutt
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Wonderful Movie with Subject Matter that Needs to be Discussed
28 February 2016 | by mariefilippinoSee all my reviews

The subject matter in "Surviving Family" was so relate-able right from the start, and I immediately connected with Terry. Her conceptions and beliefs about her family relationships were without question. But as the movie develops and secrets revealed, the transformation of each character's vulnerability is unveiled and changes your first impression of each family member. The subject matter is sensitive and everyone can relate to at least one of the issues that families tend to sweep under the rug.

The movie is well written and directed, has the right balance of humor, anger, communication and lack thereof, and the actors perfectly cast to their characters. And I must say, the final scene blew me away - totally was not expecting it! Well done!!


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