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FAMILY WEEKEND follows Emily (Olesya Rulin) an overachiever who has grown frustrated with her parents’ lack of support. Emily and her siblings unite and take their parents hostage (Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Modine) to bring order at home.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 22
- Fresh: 8
- Rotten: 14
- Average Rating: 5.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The script, by Matt K. Turner, is loaded with contradictions, its hollow flirtation with subversion amount to airplane pablum.
Rotten: The kind of dark-for-dark's sake, wannabe quirkfest that proves indie films can be just as cliched and vapid as the most soulless Hollywood movies.
Rotten: The direction by Benjamin Epps, who has an early cameo as a jump-rope judge, shows decent comic timing, but needs to dial the histrionics way down and find a script that has some substance beneath the shenanigans.
Fresh: What keeps the film afloat is the buoyant young cast, with Rulin especially watchable as the tightly wound lead and Joey King as her younger sister, who's an aspiring actress.
Much better than I thought it would be the trailer does not do this movie justice. The last 20 minutes of this film was the best part I loved it
this movie was great everyone should watch this it is funny and sad sometimes
Hilarious & Light-hearted
From the music to the rhythms of the jump rope, this movie is hilarious from start to finish. Matthew Modine's Dad is as clueless as he is well-intentioned. Kristin Chenoweth and Olesya Rudin nail tightly-wound. And Adam Saunders steals the show, which is impressive, given how funny Joey King is!