• Family (2019)

Family

Release Date: April 19th, 2019

R |1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

Kate Stone is career-focused with a brash attitude that keeps relationships at an arm's length. When her estranged brother calls asking her to baby-sit her tween niece Maddie, Kate reluctantly agrees to help. But baby-sitting overnight unexpectedly turns into a week, and Kate's life spins into chaos. As Maddie reveals stories of being bullied and of wanting to run away and be a Juggalo, the two form a unique bond.

Cast: Kate McKinnon, Taylor Schilling, Brian Tyree Henry, Jessie Ennis, Matt Walsh, Sharon Blackwood, Karan Kendrick, Fabrizio Zacharee Guido

Director: Laura Steinel

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Naegle Ink

Keywords: 2010s, Family, Office, Brother, Brash, School, Growing up, Hilarious, Transformation, Endearing, Emotional, Offbeat, Relationships, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 73
    Andrew CrumpPaste Magazine

    There’s some surprisingly compelling footage, played over the end credits, of real life Juggalos providing testimonials about what their community means to them, and in that a message about understanding the misunderstood. show more

  • 50
    Tomris LafflyRogerEbert.com

    Appealing on a scene-by-scene basis but generic like its title — it might as well have been called “About a Girl” as a thematic nod to Chris and Paul Weitz’s superb 2002 film — Steiner’s dull comedy lacks the crucial feelings that could have made the suburban aunt-niece tale at its center more memorable. show more

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Enjoyable despite its familiarity. show more

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