It Runs in the Family Poster

It Runs in the Family

Release Date: April 25th, 2003

PG-13|1 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
Three generations of males -- grandfather Mitch Gromberg (Kirk Douglas), son Alex (Michael Douglas) and grandson Asher (Cameron Douglas) -- try to chart their way through personal upheavals and come together after Mitch suffers a stroke. Alex, a womanizer going through a midlife crisis and fearing he's become like his neglectful father, attempts to save Asher from a life of drugs. None of them wanted to turn into their fathers, but it'll take a lot more than wishes to heal the damage done.

Cast: , , , , , , ,

Director:

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

watch online

ratings & reviews

view all
critic reviews( 3 )
  • Every scene in this oppressive film has a theme or didactic purpose, but little life. show more

  • Never quite transcends its movie-of-the-week trappings. But either you're glad to have spent time with these three generations or you aren't. Bottom line: I was. show more

  • Manages to sidestep the potential overload of cheap sentimentality -- an intimate dance between an elderly couple registers with heartbreaking sweetness -- and evokes a lingering sense of loss. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

How do you watch stuff?

loading

How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
  • Netflix
  • Itunes Store
  • Amazon Com
  • Hulu
  • Youtube
  • Redbox
  • Vudu
  • Cinemanow
  • Hbo
  • Showtime