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The Family Stone (2005)


 - The Family Stone (2005)
It's a pretty standard story. Boy brings girl he wants to marry, home to meet his family. Boy has not told family that he wants to marry girl. Family hates girl. Girl hates family. Girl calls sister to come help her out. Boy falls in love with sister. Girl falls in love with Boy's brother. They all live happily ever after.

Well, maybe not so standard. It certainly gives a new meaning to "all in the family."

The Family Stone is a good option for teenagers tired of seeing "It's a Wonderful Life" for the 87 thousandth time. Sarah Jessica Parker's character is Carrie redux, but she pulls it off with the help of sheepishly charming Luke Wilson. Also, any movie in which Diane Keaton plays a permissive, cackly mother is one we need to see.


Anne Cohen
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