It Runs in the Family

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It Runs in the Family ★★½ 2003 (PG-13)

The curiosity factor is at least high, even if the family drama seems familiar. Michael Douglas costars with father Kirk, as well as mom Diana (Kirk's first wife), and Cameron, the son from his first marriage. They're the Grombergs, a Jewish upper-middle class professional family living in Manhattan. Alex (Michael) is a lawyer; dad Mitchell (Kirk) founded the firm. Alex's marriage to Rebecca (Peters) is strained and their older son Asher (Cameron) is troubled. Only Mitchell and wife Evelyn (Diana) seem to have found a measure of peace despite Mitchell's still recovering from a stroke. There's a lot of bickering until the true meaning of family comes through. 101m/C VHS, DVD . US Michael Douglas, Kirk Douglas, Diana Douglas, Cameron Douglas, Rory Culkin, Bernadette Peters, Michelle Monaghan, Geoffrey Arend, Sarita Choudhury, Annie Golden, Irene Gorovaia, Mark Hammer, Audra McDonald; D: Fred Schepisi; W: Jesse Wigutow; C: Ian Baker; M: Paul Grabowsky.

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