The Family Tree

The Family Tree

Director: Vivi Friedman Cast: Dermot Mulroney, Hope Davis, Chi McBride

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The Family Tree

A mother forgets her troubles the hard way in this independent black comedy. If the Burnett family isn't the most dysfunctional household in town, they're a good bet to be in the top three. Man of the house Jack (Dermot Mulroney) is a depressed businessman having an affair with a buxom co-worker (Christina Hendricks), his wife, Bunnie (Hope Davis), plays curious sexual role-playing games with their neighbor Simon (Chi McBride), sexually adventurous teenage daughter Kelly (Britt Robertson) is having an affair with a female classmate (Madeline Zima) while blackmailing one of her teachers (Selma Blair), and son Eric (Max Thieriot) is a fervent Christian whose loyalties are divided between a preacher obsessed with guns (Keith Carradine) and a drug-addled punk rocker (John Patrick Amedori) with a soft spot for Kelly. Things have gotten so bad for the Burnetts that their analyst has given up on them, but fate gives the family a curious second chance -- after suffering a head injury during a tryst with Simon, Bunnie develops a mild case of amnesia that wipes most of the family's troubles from her memory. The first feature film from director Vivi Friedman, The Family Tree received its world premiere at the 2010 Seattle International Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/21/2011
UPC: 0741952700593
Original Release: 2010
Source: Ent. One Music
Time: 1:31:00

Special Features

"Building a family tree" featurette; On-set footage

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dermot Mulroney Jack Burnett
Hope Davis Bunnie Burnett
Chi McBride Simon Krebbs
Max Thieriot Eric Burnett
Brittany Robertson Kelly Burnett
Selma Blair Ms. Delbo
Keith Carradine Reverend Diggs
Shad Moss T-Boy
Gabrielle Anwar Nina Fouts
John Patrick Amedori Paul Stukey
Evan Ross Josh Krebbs
Madeline Zima Mitzy
Christina Hendricks Alicia
Jane Seymour Ilene
Rachael Leigh Cook Rachel
Evan Handler Harv
Jermaine Williams Trey
Steven Grayhm Andy Porter
Newell Alexander Dr. Lieberman
Eddie Hassell Ricky Johnson
Jake Richardson Roy
Pamela Shaw Vice Principal Carnes
Jack Kyle Police Officer #1
Mac Brandt Young Police Officer
Adrian Alvarado Uniformed Cop
Peggy Etra Eunice
Ally Maki Shauna
Hannah Hodson Ashley
Colby French Coach Sutton
Christopher Bradley Bobby Overmeir

Technical Credits
Vivi Friedman Director
Jesse Benson Production Designer
Seth Flaum Editor
Justine Halliday Editor
J. Todd Harris Producer
Stacey Hersh Score Composer
Stephanie Johnson Co-producer
Stephanie Johnson Co-producer
Allan Jones Producer
Tuomas Kantelinen Score Composer
Kelle Kutsugeras Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark Lisson Producer,Screenwriter
Lisa Looney Associate Producer
Marc Marcum Associate Producer
Robert Griffin Executive Producer
Veronica Collins Rooney Casting
Patrick Sheffield Editor
Marc Toberoff Executive Producer
Kathy Weiss Producer
Hong-Lei Joplin Wu Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Family Tree
1. Chapter 1 [4:45]
2. Chapter 2 [5:45]
3. Chapter 3 [8:45]
4. Chapter 4 [7:08]
5. Chapter 5 [6:44]
6. Chapter 6 [11:49]
7. Chapter 7 [12:25]
8. Chapter 8 [1:45]
9. Chapter 9 [5:25]
10. Chapter 10 [10:25]
11. Chapter 11 [4:07]
12. Chapter 12 [6:33]

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