The Family Stone [WS] [DVD] [2005]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (104 out of 107)

    Special Features


    • Audio commentary by stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Dermot Mulroney
    • Audio commentary by writer/director Thomas Bezucha, producer Michael London, editor Jeffrey Ford and production designer Jane Ann Stewart
    • 6 deleted scenes with optional writer/director and editor commentary
    • Fox movie channel presents casting session and world premiere
    • Behind-the-scenes featurette
    • Q&A session with the cast at the screen actors guild theatre
    • Outrageous gag reel
    • "Morton family strata" recipe & more!
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    The Family Stone
    A woman meets her future in-laws and discovers they don't much care for her in this comedy from writer and director Thomas Bezucha. Everett Stone (Dermot Mulroney) is a successful young businessman who is dating Meredith Morton (Sarah Jessica Parker), and has asked her to spend Christmas with his family, with plans to ask his mother, Sybil (Diane Keaton), for the titular family wedding band and propose to Meredith on Christmas Day. Meredith is more than a bit nervous about meeting Everett's folks, and things only get worse when they arrive -- Meredith is by her nature straight-laced and a bit uptight around strangers, while Sybil and family patriarch Kelly (Craig T. Nelson) are free-thinkers who, except for Everett, have raised a family of cheerfully rebellious children, most notably younger daughter Amy (Rachel McAdams), older brother Ben (Luke Wilson), and adopted sibling Thad (Tyrone Giordano), who is both deaf and gay. Meredith and the Stone family do not get along well at first, especially Sybil, who is appalled at the prospect of Everett giving Meredith the family's heirloom wedding ring; in dire need of moral support, Meredith asks her younger sister, Julie (Claire Danes), to join her for Christmas with the Stones. However, the plan runs into a snag when Everett's head is turned by pretty Julie, and Meredith finds herself on the receiving end of attention from slobby Ben. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Sarah Jessica Parker
      Sarah Jessica Parker - Meredith Morton
    • Luke Wilson
      Luke Wilson - Ben Stone
    • Dermot Mulroney
      Dermot Mulroney - Everett Stone
    • Claire Danes
      Claire Danes - Julie Morton
    • Diane Keaton
      Diane Keaton - Sybil Stone



    Customer rating

    4.7
    98%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      An Okay Film for a One Time Viewing

      Posted
      otbs
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      This was a tough one. In the beginning Everette brings his girlfriend Meredith, to his parent’s home to spend Christmas with his family. While Meredith is definitely high maintenance, and somewhat narcissistic, the family isn’t very nice to her. The word “bully”, comes to mind. I found it a bit difficult to watch. In fact, at one point I turned it off, determined not to finish it. But after ten minutes, I forced myself to continue, and I’m glad I did. It does get a bit political at one point, but it doesn’t last long. Eventually, things become softer, and the love the family has for each other emerges. The underlying issues that are being faced, are dealt with, and the strained relationships become much less strained. And while I don’t want to give anything away, the film ends on a bit of a somber note. At first, I was going to give it one star, but after finishing the film, I gave it three. I’m glad I watched the entire film, but I doubt I will ever watch it again.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Family Story

      Posted
      BSteffen
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      This dramedy about a dysfunctional upper middle class family is a Christmas movie that should resonate with everyone. Wonderful performances by a stellar ensemble cast make it a delight to watch from beginning to end. Like any true family holiday gathering, you'll laugh one minute and sob the next. The digital transfer is clean in its standard definition Widescreen 480p and the DVD offers nothing extra. But let's face it, the movie is what matters.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Comedy with serious undertone

      Posted
      JonnyBoy0311

      My wife and I purchased this today. It was very funny. The family in the movie was really quirky and reminded me of real people. There is a serious sad undertone to the movie that sort of grounds you and you know it's looming there but I think it makes all the other moments in the movie even better and you find yourself thinking "What if I were in thier place?" All in all it was a great movie. My wife and I love it and I see us pulling it out and watching it every once in a while.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wonderful family dvd

      Posted
      Elizabeth2005
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      The family stone is a heart felt movie of a family gathering at Christmas time. It shows some of the issues family can go through when their lives come together. I enjoyed this movie, but you will need to have a tissue because it is a rather sad movie. Other movies along the same line i would recommend are Home by Christmas , Christmas Shoes, Terms of Endearment, and Love Story

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Very Good Christmas Romance

      Posted
      Txb0y
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      This is an older movie that I purchased from Bestbuy.com. the movie is very good movie about a family and the interactions between the family and the sibling segificant others and dealing with the family dynamics. On a different note using bestbuy.com my movie came very quick sooner than expected. I will use them again.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Poignant and funny

      Posted
      TomA
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      This was a funny, moving film, striking the same chords as Home For The Holidays, portraying strong family ties and hilarious scenarios that challenge but cannot break them. Alternately makes the viewer laugh and cry at times

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Christmas movie!

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      Gemini2
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      Love this movie, and the cast does a great job portraying their characters. Great chemistry with such a large cast with different personalities . Shows the trials and tribulations between parents, siblings and siblings significant others.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good story about family interaction

      Posted
      Blondie32
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      Lots of interaction between family members, and how each of them react to family situations. Gives one thoughts on how we can process the actions of those in our family. Would recommend it to others

      I would recommend this to a friend



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