The Family Stone

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A woman meets her future in-laws and discovers they don't much care for her in this comedy from writer and director Thomas Bezucha. Everett Stone Dermot Mulroney is a successful young businessman who is dating Meredith Morton Sarah Jessica Parker, and has asked her to spend Christmas with his family, with plans to ask his mother, Sybil Diane Keaton, for the titular family wedding band and propose to Meredith on Christmas Day. Meredith is more than a bit nervous about meeting Everett's folks, and things only get ...
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A woman meets her future in-laws and discovers they don't much care for her in this comedy from writer and director Thomas Bezucha. Everett Stone Dermot Mulroney is a successful young businessman who is dating Meredith Morton Sarah Jessica Parker, and has asked her to spend Christmas with his family, with plans to ask his mother, Sybil Diane Keaton, for the titular family wedding band and propose to Meredith on Christmas Day. Meredith is more than a bit nervous about meeting Everett's folks, and things only get worse when they arrive -- Meredith is by her nature straight-laced and a bit uptight around strangers, while Sybil and family patriarch Kelly Craig T. Nelson are free-thinkers who, except for Everett, have raised a family of cheerfully rebellious children, most notably younger daughter Amy Rachel McAdams, older brother Ben Luke Wilson, and adopted sibling Thad Tyrone Giordano, who is both deaf and gay. Meredith and the Stone family do not get along well at first, especially Sybil, who is appalled at the prospect of Everett giving Meredith the family's heirloom wedding ring; in dire need of moral support, Meredith asks her younger sister, Julie Claire Danes, to join her for Christmas with the Stones. However, the plan runs into a snag when Everett's head is turned by pretty Julie, and Meredith finds herself on the receiving end of attention from slobby Ben.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary by stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Dermot Mulroney; Audio commentary by writer/director Thomas Bezucha, producer Michael London, editor Jeffrey Ford and production designer Jane Ann Stewart; 6 deleted scenes with optional writer/director and editor commentary; Fox movie channel presents casting session with the cast at the screen actors guild theatre; Outragous gag reel; "Morton family strata" recipe & more
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
A marvelous ensemble cast can often turn familiar Hollywood product into a surprisingly refreshing entertainment; and such is the case with The Family Stone, which features A-listers Sarah Jessica Parker, Diane Keaton, Claire Danes, and Luke Wilson alongside such strong character actors as Craig T. Nelson and Dermot Mulroney. An oil-and-water family reunion sets the scene as uptight career woman Meredith Morton Parker accompanies her boyfriend, Everett Stone Mulroney, to his family home for Christmas. Meredith feels ill at ease among his freewheeling parents Keaton and Nelson and eccentric siblings, and when the inevitable blow-up occurs she begs her sensible sister Danes to spirit her away. And in the tradition of act-one setups, that's when things really get interesting, leading to a Christmas morning the family Stone will never forget. Writer-director Thomas Bezucha may be too eager to stuff disparate elements and characters into the film, but his players save the day with their finely tuned performances and expert comic delivery. Wilson, playing Everett's laid-back brother, sidles into the leading-man slot quite effortlessly, while Rachel McAdams, as a shrewish sister, just about steals every scene she's in. A third-act revelation, intended to be startling, won't catch any viewer by surprise, but its aftermath makes for a poignant denouement. The Family Stone may not always hit the mark, but its mixture of good-hearted warmth and laughs ensure its future as a perennial in the tradition of Jodie Foster's underrated Home for the Holidays.
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The good news? Sylvester Stallone never makes an appearance. The bad news? After some early indications it might do so, The Family Stone doesn't break the mold for holiday family dysfunction movies. However, it does end up being a pretty satisfying version of one. Writer/director Thomas Bezucha has clearly studied what other films in this genre have done well -- and, more importantly, what they haven't done well. Bezucha really has his holiday fruitcake and eats it too, concocting zany scenarios that never test the patience of viewers justifiably wary of this sort of thing -- viewers who were disappointed with Jodie Foster's Home for the Holidays, for example. It's the details of Bezucha's writing that surprise, such as the casual fact that one of the Stone sons is both deaf and gay -- a plot element that steadfastly avoids becoming a hot-button contrivance. Another curveball: Bezucha places this family in a wintry storybook world out of any small town, then makes them unrepentant liberals, who sanction intergenerational pot smoking and talk with whimsical earnestness about wishing they had more gay children. Of course, it would be foolish to discount how the talented cast helps sell the material. Any time the movie threatens to careen off course, it's propped up by Diane Keaton's passionate matriarch, Rachel McAdams' eye-rolling baby sister, or Luke Wilson's goofy layabout, always cementing their familial bonds through believable chemistry. Less probable support comes from Craig T. Nelson as the affably passive dad, and even Sarah Jessica Parker salvages the film's most exaggerated character, the frosty conservative who infiltrates their latter-day commune. Bezucha stumbles by milking the final scene for way too long, but The Family Stone still gets the balance right for a superior multiplex holiday offering -- unpredictable enough to be funny, familiar enough to be comfortable, touching enough to be sentimental.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/2/2006
  • UPC: 024543234142
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:43:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sarah Jessica Parker Meredith Morton
Luke Wilson Ben Stone
Dermot Mulroney Everett Stone
Claire Danes Julie Morton
Diane Keaton Sybil Stone
Rachel McAdams Amy Stone
Craig T. Nelson Kelly Stone
Elizabeth Reaser Susannah Stone Trousdale
Tyrone Giordano Thad Stone
Brian J. White Patrick Thomas
Paul Schneider Brad Stevenson
Jamie Kaler John Trousdale
Savannah Stehlin Elizabeth Trousdale
Robert Dioguardi David Silver
Christopher Parker Inn Receptionist
Carol Locatell Jeweler
Michael Pemberton Bus Driver One
Jill Remez Voice Only
Ginna Carter Jittery Cashier
Gus Buktenica Bartender
Ron Wall Bus Driver Two
Tim Simonec Conductor
Technical Credits
Thomas Bezucha Director, Screenwriter
James Bolt Sound Mixer
Connie Brink Special Effects
Jonathan Brown Cinematographer
Joe Camp III Asst. Director
Derek Casari Action Director
Judy Chin Makeup
Billy Coleman Camera Operator
Linda S. Cormany Costumes/Costume Designer
Shay Cunliffe Costumes/Costume Designer
David E. Diano Camera Operator
Jeffrey Ford Editor
Kelcey Fry Makeup
Michael Giacchino Score Composer
Ira Hammons Costumes/Costume Designer
Lori Harris Costumes/Costume Designer
Don J. Hewitt Stunts
Jerry Holway Camera Operator
Mark Jackson Camera Operator
Timothy Kirkpatrick Art Director
Khristina Kravas Associate Producer
Michael London Producer
Fionnuala M. Lynch Costumes/Costume Designer
Mindy Marin Casting, Co-producer
Matthew Mungle Makeup Special Effects
Jennifer Ogden Executive Producer
Janet Paparazzo Stunts
Mathew Price Sound Mixer
Cynthia C. Rebman Set Decoration/Design
Amy Elise Roberts Costumes/Costume Designer
Narciso Rodriguez Costumes/Costume Designer
Scott Rogers Stunts
Mam Smith Stunts
Jane Ann Stewart Production Designer
Sally Thornton Set Decoration/Design
Clark Tucker Stunts
Elliot Tyson Sound Mixer
Mario R. Ventenilla Art Director
Dan Wallin Sound Mixer
Timothy Wegman Costumes/Costume Designer
Jeff Wexler Sound Mixer
Carla White Makeup
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Family Stone
1. This is Meredith [:26]
2. Main Titles [1:09]
3. Home [1:25]
4. All About Meredith [2:23]
5. You Have Nice Shoes [2:55]
6. Separate Bedrooms [1:23]
7. All Hail! [2:43]
8. Lantau Island [1:57]
9. Fourth Word? [1:39]
10. Wish I Were Different [2:06]
11. Of Course You Do [2:33]
12. She Called Her Sister? [2:04]
13. Grandma's Ring [2:01]
14. Who Else Knows? [:28]
15. Julie [3:20]
16. Dinner [4:04]
17. Freak Flag [:42]
18. A Hole in His Heart [4:58]
19. Brad Dance with Me! [1:34]
20. Apologies [2:00]
21. Ben's Dream [7:44]
22. A Merry Little Christmas [:17]
23. Here We Go [2:29]
24. Try It On [4:06]
25. Something for Everyone [:26]
26. The Bitch from Bedford [1:22]
27. Strata [2:04]
28. Sorry for Everything [1:09]
29. Stay [3:30]
30. Repeat the Sounding Joy [2:52]
31. A Very Good Tree [4:37]
32. End Titles [:29]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Family Stone
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Language Selection
      Languages
         English 5.1 Dolby Surround
         French Dolby Surround
         Spanish Dolby Surround
      Subtitles
         English
         English for the Hearing Impaired
         Spanish
         None
      Commentaries
         Commentary by Sarah Jessica Parker and Dermot Mulroney
         Commentary by Director Thomas Bezucha, Producer Michael London, Editor Jeffrey Ford and Production Designer Jane Ann Stewart
   Special Features
      Commentaries
         Commentary by Sarah Jessica Parker and Dermot Mulroney: On
         Commentary by Sarah Jessica Parker and Dermot Mulroney: Off
         Commentary by Director Thomas Bezucha, Producer Michael London, Editor Jeffrey Ford and Production Designer Jane Ann Stewart: On
         Commentary by Director Thomas Bezucha, Producer Michael London, Editor Jeffrey Ford and Production Designer Jane Ann Stewart: Off
         Subtitles
            English for the Hearing Impaired
            None
      Featurettes
         Fox Movie Channel Presents Casting Session
         Fox Movie Channel Presents World Premiere
         October 8, 2005: Q & A with Cast at the Screen Actors Guild Theater
         Behind the Scenes
         Gag Reel
         Subtitles
            English for the Hearing Impaired
            English
            None
      Deleted Scenes
         Play All
         They Hate Me
         You Know Who's Just Gonna Hate Her the Most?
         Why Aren't You Married?
         Is Ben Back?
         Merry Christmas!
         Hi Bradley!
         Subtitles
            English for the Hearing Impaired
            English
            None
         With Commentary by Thomas Bezucha and Jeffrey Ford: On
         With Commentary by Thomas Bezucha and Jeffrey Ford: Off
      Meredith's Strata: "A Morton Family Tradition"
      Trailers
         "November" Theatrical Teaser
         "Christmas" Theatrical Trailer
         Theatrical Trailer
         Confetti Trailer
         Little Manhattan Trailer
         Just My Luck Trailer
         Subtitles
            English for the Hearing Impaired
            English
            None
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Surprised and still thinking it over

    I like all the people in this movie and was not sure what to expect. This movie can't be categorized--it touches all senses and emotions. One minute there is somber reflection, the next you feel uncomfortable at the clash of family vs. girlfriend, then you are laughing at the characters' antics. What I loved most was the feeling of family that blanketed the movie--the relationships and personalities are very believable, and the warmth of everyone coming home for Christmas is surprisingly strong, though this is not your typical sugar-cookie Christmas movie. One thing irritated me--Sarah-Jessica Parker's character drove me CRAZY! She did a great job, but I wanted to knock her over. Claire Danes enters the picture like a breath of fresh air. The kitchen fiasco on Christmas morning had me laughing out loud. Definitely one to see!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Painful

    This movie was well acted but I hated how painful it was. If I wanted to relive how my family acts I would just go see them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awful

    One of the worst movies I have ever seen. Mrs. Parker acting is so over the top and confusing, that it makes you feel she starts in three roles in one movie. The story lines are either underdeveloped or overdeveloped. Bad, bad, bad¿and boring!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Movie

    I really liked this movie. Cute, funny. It's a kind of movie u want to watch in a raining day, laying in the bed under the covers. great actors

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Laughed Out Loud !!!!!!!!

    This movie had me lauging out loud. Sometimes life just happens while you think you are in control!! Effected by other people we are! Sometimes!! Best to not judge a book by its cover. Also liked Paul Schneider even though is part was small. Hope to see him in more movies

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Stereotypical Hollywood garbage

    This movie introduces the audience to a family that is struggling to accept one son's choice for a mate when she is introduced over a Christmas holiday. The family is fashioned right from the Hollywood boilerplate: Parents consent and partake in illegal drugs. Homosexuality is advocated. Parents have explicit discussions about sex with their adult children and in the presence of minors. If you have traditional values and believe in a functional family unit you do not want to see this movie and you do not want your children to see it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Feel the Intolerance

    This movie was painful and annoying. I only watched it to the end because I kept hoping it would get better. No such luck. Due to the cast and the tv ads, I had high hopes of being entertained by a warm-hearted holiday comedy. Unfortunately, the film was awful and the family portrayed was a horrible group of mannerless philistines. The plot is simple: Everett (Dermot Mulroney) is taking his nervous girlfriend, Meredith (Sarah Jessica Parker), to his family home for Christmas. He plans to ask his mother for his (previously promised) grandmother’s ring in order to propose to Meredith. Meredith is an uptight, narrow-minded, over-achiever. Everett, starts out likable enough, but allows his insensitive family to drive Meredith from their home to a nearby inn. Everett’s attention quickly turns from Meredith to her sister, Julie (Claire Danes), from the moment she arrives—at Meredith’s request—to comfort her sister. Julie appears strongly attracted to Everett in return, although she struggles not to come on to her sister’s guy. One of Everett’s brothers, Thad (Ty Giordano), is deaf and gay. His partner is Patrick (Brian White), a black man who— somewhat stereotypically—seems to do nothing but cook in the Stone’s kitchen. Wow, gay, deaf, and interracial! Anyone who would say anything against Thad must be a homophobic bigot who’s insensitive to the physically challenged. (Go ahead … I dare you.) I kept waiting for Thad to walk on water or something. Although it’s obvious upon their first meeting that Everett’s other brother, Ben (Luke Wilson), is going to make a move on Meredith, he is a more affable character because of his relaxed style. (Though one is never quite certain whether he’s naturally easy-going or it’s a result of all the pot and alcohol he consumes.) Everett has two sisters. Susannah (Elizabeth Reaser) arrives in an advanced state of pregnancy, accompanied by her young daughter. Susannah’s husband has to work over the holiday, so she has chosen to spend Christmas at her parents’ home. (Presumably, her husband will be celebrating alone at home with a frozen dinner.) The other sister, Amy (Rachel McAdams), is the only family member who has previously met Meredith. Amy is angry, petulant, and appears to have confrontational relationships with almost everyone. She detests Meredith and biases the rest of the family against Meredith before they even meet her. Craig T. Nelson, as Kelly the clueless and ineffectual father, seems decent but somewhat pathetic because he is content to kowtow to his wife. This brings us to Everett’s mother, Sybil (Diane Keaton), who is truly a monster. We can tell she’s progressive because she makes jokes about her son smoking pot and is disdainful when Meredith is uncomfortable about sharing a room with Everett. Instead of demonstrating any graciousness toward her guest, Sybil acts as if it is a great inconvenience to give Meredith Amy’s low-ceilinged room and allows Amy to behave belligerently toward Meredith. Sybil is so self-centered that her idea of a witticism is to claim she wishes all her sons were gay so they wouldn’t leave her. (Jocasta complex, anyone?) In trying to control her daughter Amy, she casually tells Meredith—whom she has barely met—the identity of Amy’s first lover in very crude terms. (Maybe there’s a reason Amy is so angry.) When Meredith (not knowing it is forbidden) sets canned goods and ingredients for a breakfast dish she is preparing on Sybil’s kitchen desk, Sybil vents her displeasure like a concentration camp Kommandant, outraged that someone has dared to defile her space. When Sybil promised to give Everett her mother’s ring at the time he was ready to marry, she negl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I was dragged to see, but ENDED up loving it...

    I was dragged to go see this movie with my wife and another couple, but I ended up loving the dynamics of it. The combination of all the different actors including Sarah Jessica Parker and Luke Wilson made it a non-stop comedy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What is it?

    The Family Stone is a comedy-drama, but also stretches the realm of the genre. Luke Wilson is in the pilot seat of the funny, firmly entrenched. But you might just cringe at the behavior of Diane Keaton's character. While eventually we see her as a sympathetic character, her attitude and demeanor is grating. Also, quite disturbing was the scene that they tried to make Sarah Jessica Parker's character a gay basher. Words were twisted and I don't like the soap box we were treated to. And just the fact (spoiler) that Dermot's character ends up trading sisters is mighty seamy. But see it just for the scene of Luke and Sarah in the bar. That alone is worth it all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loved it

    I come from a Family similar to the Stones. Except no Family members are gay. I have a Aunt, who, in 2002, had her share of breast cancer. She went for treatment for the same illness that Sybil had, and her test came back positive. I felt that the movie was very good, but not very funny, and also thought it was very hillarious. Go buy this movie. I did see it in the cinema in 2006, and i loved it. My aunt monique and uncle Gardy raised Cherrful, beautiful girls: Nikki,heidie,,Lauren and Kori who in a way are very similar to the Stone children, except religious, just like my family. My uncle also raised 5 children. Peter,Luke,Bridget,Claire and Laura. His wife Lori has had breast cancer in the begining of 02. I dont think that this movie would be for anyone with breast cancer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing

    This movie is most defanitaly a classic ithink you will laugh and cry it definatly is an awesome movie!! A+

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