The Family Stone

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The Family Stone ★★ 2005 (PG-13)

Parker plays against her “Sex in the City” role. She's still a New Yorker here, but an uptight one—who's dragged to boyfriend Everett's (Mulroney) family home for the holidays. Mix of characters (gay, deaf, African American, tomboy girl) hits all those let's-not-overlook-anyone buttons. Unfortunately, the likeable ones are rare. No one likes Meredith and they're not shy about it. Another attempt at screwball holiday comedy with a decent cast that delivers on low expectations. 102m/C DVD . US Claire Danes, Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Dermot Mulroney, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Luke Wilson, Ty(rone) Giordano, Brian White, Elizabeth Reaser, Paul Schneider; D: Thomas Bezucha; W: Thomas Bezucha; C: Jonathan Brown; M: Michael Giacchino.