The Family Stone

PG-13| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
Everett Stone (Dermot Mulroney) wants to bring his girlfriend, Meredith Morton (Sarah Jessica Parker), to meet his bohemian Connecticut family at Christmas. Straitlaced Meredith, feeling she needs backup, asks her sister Julie (Claire Danes) to come along. Hoping to win the approval of her boyfriend's parents Sybil (Diane Keaton) and Kelly (Craig T. Nelson) and the rest of the family, instead Meredith succeeds only in highlighting her uptight personality and making Everett doubt his intentions.

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Genres: Romantic comedy

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

The Family Stone (2005)

Release Date: December 16th, 2005|1 hr. 44 min.

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  • Keaton, a sorceress at blending humor and heartbreak, honors the film with a grace that makes it stick in the memory. show more

  • The slapstick weeper The Family Stone is a lump of coal brightened by four diamond-sharp performances. show more

  • Spends too much time on unconvincing romantic-comedy contrivances to be consistently engaging. Throughout the uneven film and its mixed bag of performances, the compelling point of focus is Diane Keaton's smart, funny, spot-on natural portrait of the formidable Stone matriarch. show more

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  • September 20, 2010 Shannon
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    A horribly awful movie. It was not only awkward but completely useless. It had no meaning and Sarah Jessica Parker was the WORST! Awkward, horrible movie to skip. Well, actually see it and write a truthful review because these others that say see it aren't truthful.

  • March 04, 2010 Shputnik3
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    I loved this movie. I was crying so hard at the end, I couldn't actually leave the theatre until about 5 minutes after the credits had rolled. It's a perfectly weighted, beautifully filmed, well told story.

  • December 20, 2009 hockibabe
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    I LOVED this movie...Keaton & Nelson were fabulous and the girl who played Amy was fantastic....I don't know what it is but people like SJP and J.Aniston (I know JA wasn't in family stone) but they are just NOT believable in movie's....nothing is wrong with the small screen. As far as the big screen, it ain't working

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