The Thing About My Folks

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The Thing About My Folks ★★½ 2005 (PG-13)

What happens when an old man on the brink of a divorce drops into his adult son's life? You get a vehicle for Peter Falk's patented crusty lovability. Sam Kleinman (Falk), after a lifetime spent buried in his work, is alone and unfulfilled after his wife Muriel (Dukakis) walks out. Son Ben (Reiser), a successful New York professional who is happily married to Rachel (Perkins), is considering a move to the country. Ben takes his father to inspect a property and the two are plunged into an adventure which includes a classic car, a billiard hall and a fishing trip, all of which serve as a framework for unraveling the meaning of life. Totally worth seeing Falk's magic. 96m/C DVD . US Paul Reiser, Peter Falk, Olympia Dukakis, Elizabeth Perkins, Mackenzie Connolly, Lydia Grace Jordan, Ann Dowd, Claire Beckman, Mimi Lieber; D: Raymond De Felitta; W: Paul Reiser; C: Dan Gillham; M: Steven Argila.

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