DysFunKtional Family

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Overview

Comedian Eddie Griffin delivers a set of his outrageous standup comedy and introduces his fans to the family who helped inspire his work in this documentary. In DysFunKtional Family, Griffin talks about race, sex, cats, dogs, slavery, terrorism, Michael Jackson, and several of the more eccentric members of his family during a sold-out live show. In between bits, Griffin takes us on a tour of his home town of Kansas City, where we get to meet his mother, who has a remarkable enthusiasm for corporal punishment; his...
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Overview

Comedian Eddie Griffin delivers a set of his outrageous standup comedy and introduces his fans to the family who helped inspire his work in this documentary. In DysFunKtional Family, Griffin talks about race, sex, cats, dogs, slavery, terrorism, Michael Jackson, and several of the more eccentric members of his family during a sold-out live show. In between bits, Griffin takes us on a tour of his home town of Kansas City, where we get to meet his mother, who has a remarkable enthusiasm for corporal punishment; his uncle, who discusses his remarkable enthusiasm for pornography; and another uncle, who proved to be an invaluable help to Griffin's early career despite his drug habit and career as a pimp. DysFunKtional Family was directed by George Gallo, who previously worked with Griffin on the comedy Double Take.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
Up to this point, Eddie Griffin's film resumé hadn't exactly screamed quality. His talent is undeniable, but it took his autobiographical concert film, DysFunktional Family, to show just how riotously funny he can really be. Picking up the mantle where Richard Pryor left off and the once funny Eddie Murphy after that, Griffin pulls no comedic punches with his racially fumed, fierce act. To be sure, this is raw material through and through -- but what's different here is the extraordinary personal family arc which shines through not only his performance, but in the scenes filmed during a brief visit back to his home in Kansas City. Dysfunctionality came into the media spotlight during the heyday of daytime talk TV, but rarely would a family like Griffin's ever get this kind of attention. All characters in their own right, most of Griffin's material comes straight from his hilariously eclectic family members, who together make up the different parts of his acidic sense of humor. Who can argue that his raunchy focus on sex doesn't come from his uncle who doubles as an amateur pornographic actor? In fact, kudos goes out to Griffin and crew for devising such a backbone for a standup comedy film -- it not only delivers heaps of laughs, but a ton of heart in the process.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/17/2011
  • UPC: 031398141150
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Source: Miramax Lionsgate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:24:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 51,374

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eddie Griffin Himself
Technical Credits
George Gallo Director
Paul Brooks Producer
Eddie Griffin Producer, Screenwriter
Michael R. Miller Editor
David Permut Producer
Larry Scharf Sound/Sound Designer
Theo Van de Sande Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits: Back on the Streets [11:00]
2. The Way We Walk [3:01]
3. Uncle Curtis [2:06]
4. Michael's Moves [3:32]
5. Ass Whuppin' [7:52]
6. Uncle Bucky [8:06]
7. Grandfather Bill [2:35]
8. Pops [3:38]
9. A Message for the Kids [3:34]
10. "A Dicky-Dick World" [3:27]
11. In God's Image [12:02]
12. Fortified With Vitamins [3:13]
13. Cats and Dogs [3:01]
14. One-Track Mind [3:20]
15. Pround Father? [4:20]
16. What If? [2:47]
17. End Credits [5:29]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Scene Selection
   Captions
      English for the Hearing Impaired
      None
   Special Features
      A DysFunktional Premiere
      Deleted Scenes
         Play All
         Sports
         More Uncle Bucky
         Drive-by Parenting
         Swimming With Sharks
         Martin Luther King Jr.
         Fortified With Vitamins - Uncensored
         Whuppins
         Bucky & Curtis
         Preaching Elvis
         Old Man With Pipe
         Rehabilitation
         My Little Dancing Friend
         Three Girls
         Uncle Bucky in Rehab
         Wall of Fame
         Uncle Bucky's Surprise
   Sneak Peeks
      Comedian
      Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
      Cool and the Crazy
      Play All
   Play Movie
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dysfunktional Family Disects the root of the dysfunction

    Eddie Griffin creates a realistic look at his family in a humorous way that causes audiences to laugh out loud even after the movie has ended. The topics he discusses and the way in which he handles these topics could become a sad occasion, but Eddie turns lemons into lemonade and creates the best comedy movie since Richard Pryor in his prime.

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