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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

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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 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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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Bushkill, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Sarah Wilson received the Best Actor (m/f) in a Feature Award at the 2013 Trail Dance Film Festival, and the movie received the Festival Director's Award. See more »

Quotes

Mary Giaccone: It took me years of therapy to realize you can't always save people.
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Referenced in Available (2013) See more »

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Prelude to Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007,
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Stephane Tetreault
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Great Movie--Makes you think
2 February 2015 | by allstarrpiSee all my reviews

Surviving Family paints a realistic view of a dysfunctional family and the resultant baggage each member carries. It demonstrates how children can be affected by tragedies especially when their "whys?" go unanswered and how the consequences of family secrets can distort the truth and affect their relationships as they grow up. Every once in a while a movie challenges you to think.This is that kind of movie. The actors are great. Phyllis Somerville, a veteran actress finally clears the air about the Malone family for niece Terry played by talented Sarah Wilson. Her fiancée is played by Billy Magnussen who went from this movie on to Broadway and is now debuting in Steven Spielberg's INTO THE WOODS.Incidentally, he's a hunk. For those of you who are Soprano fans Vincent Pastore plays the mayor of the town. This is a well written, well acted, well photographed unpretentious movie that makes you think.See it. You'll like it.


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