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The Perfect Family

  PG-13 HD Closed Captioning

Anne Renton

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Plot Summary

A meddling matriarch (Kathleen Turner) is determined to reign her husband (Michael McGrady) and two grown children into her image of what the "perfect family" should be. When her son (Jason Ritter) and daughter (EmilyDeschanel) choose to march to the beat of their own drums, the fur begins to fly.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 33
  • Fresh: 16
  • Rotten: 17
  • Average Rating: 5.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: [Turner's] performance is the deepest and truest element in this shallow feel-good movie about the clash between gay rights and Catholic orthodoxy in a generic suburban town... – Stephen Holden, New York Times, May 3, 2012

Fresh: A dynamite Kathleen Turner desperately strives to be named "Catholic Woman of the Year" in tyro helmer Anne Renton's feel-good religious laffer The Perfect Family. – Ronnie Scheib, Variety, Apr 27, 2012

Rotten: The film's single saving grace is Turner, who channels that legendary Catholic guilt like there is no tomorrow. – Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, May 3, 2012

Fresh: In the final scene I found myself laughing and crying at the same time. – Rex Reed, New York Observer, May 2, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Emily is PERFECT

Emily Deschanel OWNED this Movie... she my mama bones

The Perfect Family

Don't be deceived the the 'Rotten Tomatoes' reviews. This is an excellent and relevant film.

A real look at a family! FINALLY!

There seems to be undue emphasis on the Catholic aspect in this movie. Really you could insert any religion or even Atheism in it and it would work. Ultimately this movie is about family, and love. How really in the face of everything, even things engrained in you via a belief system will be overcome with love. It is a beautiful and moving story about one families struggle with many of todays most harrowing topics. I was laughing and crying and feeling understood during this movie. Bravo to the filmmakers and cast for putting out such a wonderful film. I can't recommend it enough!

The Perfect Family
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  • $17.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2012

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