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Reviews on the Run: The Family Stone

Published December 29, 2005 in Movie Reviews
By Vince Palomarez | Images property of 20th Century Fox
The Family Stone The Family Stone
Hey folks, due to being on vacation this week I wonít be able to get you any full reviews this week. I did see some films that I want to talk about so here is the third, and final, quick review of three films Iíve recently seen.

The Family Stone Movie Review


The Family Stone: I walked in to this film with the frame of mind to not like it. I was a little intrigued with the cast involved, but I haven’t been impressed with a holiday film since Jodie Foster blessed us with Home for the Holidays ten years ago. That all changed the moment the film was over, because The Family Stone is one of the better holiday films out there. The best way to describe The Family Stone is to say that it is a mix of Home for the Holidays and Meet the Parents. The first ¾’s of this film is hilarious and reminds me a lot of the uncomfortably funny moments that were in Meet the Parents. The ending gets to be a little on the sappy side, but the rest of movie more than makes up for it. Luke Wilson and Sarah Jessica Parker stand out with their performance, but everybody else does an excellent job of making you laugh one moment and then get you teary eyed the next. If you’re looking for a great holiday film or just looking for a few laughs now that I told you Fun with Dick and Jane sucks (read review), The Family Stone is a definite must see.

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