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Release Date: December 16th, 2005

DVD Release Date: May 2nd, 2006

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.

Cast: Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Jessica Parker, Diane Keaton, Luke Wilson, Claire Danes, Rachel McAdams, Craig T. Nelson, Tyrone Giordano

Director: Thomas Bezucha

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Michael London Productions

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Sister, Mother, Family, Quest, Father, 2000s, Brother, Girlfriend, Temptation, Amusing, Love, Transformation, Emotional

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  • 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

  • The Family Stone may not be super-serious or even, well, sly, but none of that matters: this is a warm and engaging film that is sure to become a perennial Christmas favorite. show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy