The Family Stone
Although their relationship works in the city, things begin to fall apart for buttoned-up Manhattanites Everett and Meredith when they visit the suburbs for the holidays to stay with Everett's family.
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- Thomas Bezucha
PG-13Some sexual content including dialogue, and drug references
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; deleted scenes; director's commentary; making-of featurette.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this romantic comedy focuses on family tensions emerging when grown children come home for the Christmas holidays. Characters argue and pout; brothers fight, causing black eyes and cut cheeks. Characters drink at a bar, to the point that one passes out and doesn't remember how she ends up in her fiancé's brother's bed. One character is accused of racism, homophobia, and general "uptightness." While it's mainly comedic, the movie also includes a plot thread where a character is dying of cancer (brief glimpse of her mastectomy scar).
- Sexual Content
- Sexual activity hinted at (woman wakes up in wrong brother's bed); gay couple kisses chastely; parents kiss and snuggle in bed, revealing very briefly the mother's mastectomy scar.
- Some fighting between brothers, treated as comedy and leaving black eyes and cut faces.
- Minor language ("damn," "s--t").
- Social Behavior
- Holidays are stressful, but family members really love each other.
- Brief shot of Santa/Norelco ad on TV; beer labels visible in bar; an NPR logo marks a character's "liberal" leanings.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Drinking in bar, to point of passing out and forgetting the evening; references to pot-smoking.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it