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1 hr. 38 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Andrew Wagner cast his own mother, father and sisters to portray themselves in this film, which is partially based on their own experiences. Elderly New Yorkers Judy and Allen Wagner wish they were closer to their son, Andrew, who is currently trying to make his mark in Hollywood. The couple drag their adult daughters, Maggie and Emily, along with them on an odyssey across the United States to reunite with Andrew. Along the way, the family's regrets and secrets begin to surface.

Cast: Judy Wagner , Allen Wagner , Emily Wagner , Maggie Wagner , Judy Dixon , Billy Wirth , Andrew Wagner ,

Director: Andrew Wagner

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Daddy W. Productions

The Talent Given Us (2004)

Release Date: June 17th, 2005|1 hr. 38 min.

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  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    Occasionally funny and touching, but often embarrassing and cringe-inducing. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    It's weird and wonderful. show more

  • 70
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    An engaging portrait of a functionally dysfunctional family. show more

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