The Family Stone

6.31 h 43 min2005X-RayPG-13
The outgoing and eccentric Stone family unites in common cause when their favorite son brings home his uptight and reserved girlfriend to meet the family at Christmas.
Thomas Bezucha
Dermot MulroneySarah Jessica ParkerDiane Keaton
English [CC]
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Claire DanesLuke WilsonCraig T. NelsonRachel McAdamsTyrone GiordanoBrian J. WhiteElizabeth ReaserPaul SchneiderSavannah StehlinJamie Kaler
Michael London
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
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4.7 out of 5 stars

16283 global ratings

  1. 85% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 8% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
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Diana GReviewed in the United States on December 20, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
So disappointed and disgusted
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Actors are great in this movie. However... what a stupid liberal plot ! I can’t believe people promote those values on a screen!! How one can possibly tolerate an infidelity within your own family! It’s ridiculous! How can a man who was ready to propose to his girlfriend (which mean they were probably together for a few years) so easily switched his “love” to her own sister! And I’m not even talking about the behavior of all other characters in the movie. So disappointed and disgusted that this can be considered normal in nowadays society.
64 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on October 24, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A great film any time of year.
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I watched it in the theater when it came out, my husband loved it as much as I did. And I've sought it out to watch year after year as I think of holiday movies, so now I've seen it lots of times! I never get tired of it. It's funny, beautiful, moving, the cast is perfect, makes me admire the writer and the director. It's one of my favorite movies about family, love, life and relationships.
35 people found this helpful
G ElizabethReviewed in the United States on January 29, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not what I call a Christmas movie!
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Although this movie takes place at Christmas, I wouldn't exactly call it a Christmas movie! I see why there are such mixed reviews, but because of the cast and I got it for cheap money I got it anyways. The acting was good but as far as dysfunctional families go this movie takes the cake (no real holiday cheer there)!!! It just didn't work for me, and I probably won't watch it again. Caution "spoiler" one brother ends up with his brother's girlfriend, and that brother ends up with her sister (REALLY)! The mother is sick but that's not mentioned much through out the movie, you just come to realize how sick she was at the end. I do NOT recommend this movie (especially if you want a feel good movie). If anything this movie left me feeling depressed, and this will NOT get put in my collection of Christmas movies.
57 people found this helpful
BarbReviewed in the United States on October 21, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
The worst movie I have seen this year! WARNING!
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DO NOT BOTHER TO WATCH THIS! It is full of cliches and unlikeable characters. I often wonder how A list actors agree to do such garbage. This was so bad, I had to stop midway and regretted spending almost an hour on this crap!
30 people found this helpful
MargotTenenbaumReviewed in the United States on December 25, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
I am so confused as to how people thought this was good
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Almost unbearably bad. The romances were silly and half-baked; other than 'love at first sight' there was no sense as to why any of these people had any connection at all. The 'being mean to SJP's character' act was overdone to the point of ridiculousness. Painful writing; painful acting. I've seen so much better from all these actors individually. Really honestly terrible. I'm so confused as to how this got such good reviews. I want my two hours back.
34 people found this helpful
EOD SPECOPReviewed in the United States on November 24, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Garbage Garbage Garbage!
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More of what we have come to expect from Hollyweird. Liberal garbage !!! Not a Christmas movie at all.
( Despite what the trailer makes you think) . If you are looking for a holiday feel good movie this is 100% not it. Leaves you wondering " what has happened to the world"
28 people found this helpful
Lily FischerReviewed in the United States on December 4, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Absolutely horrible. Cozy scenery is the ONLY redeeming thing.
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This was two hours of absolutely inexcusable mistreatment of someone who only wanted to make a good impression on the family of the one they love.

That aside, the love stories are RIDICULOUS and utterly childish. Claire Danes and our main man talk like love struck teenagers without a clue about real life and fall madly in love in about 5 minutes while neither single nor available, and in front of the scorned ACTUAL girlfriend... The whole movie is so painful, unpleasant and ridiculous its not worth reliving even to pick apart in a review. Wish I could un-watch it. Diane Keaton was also a disgusting character and the most beloved female character embodied every classic "mean girl" trait she could and gets praised for it. Ridiculous.
16 people found this helpful
Joe SReviewed in the United States on June 6, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
A Movie Mercifully Forgotten
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Sarah Jessica Parker is the sole redeeming character in this poorly plotted Christmas special. The layers of drama fail to mesh and the result is a ridiculous combination of conflicting emotion and moral elitism. Diane Keaton is not the strong character she could be and her husband is perhaps the most absurd character in the movie. Could have been great, but somehow plot, dialogue and character credibility never come together for very long.
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