Wade Walker has been dating Grace Peeples for a year and he's desperate to meet the rest of the family, if only to ask her father for her hand in marriage. However, she still has major reservations about it given that her father is a formidable federal judge. When she jets off to the east coast for her annual family reunion in the Hamptons, Wade bravely follows determined to show his future father-in-law that he is good enough to join them as his daughter's future husband. Things don't go according to plan with an immediate personality clash and several major gaffes on the part of Wade, but he soon learns over the course of a very eventful weekend that there's more to this seemingly perfect family than meets the eye and he's prepared to stand up to them no matter what the consequences.
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Melvin Van Peebles Monday 6th August 2012 Melvin Van Peebles, Rain Pryor and Melba Moore Opening night for Rain Pryor: Fried Chicken and Latkes at the Actors Temple Theater Departures. New York City, USA 0
The film, based mainly on Melvin Van Peeples' book about making the film, illustrates many of the difficulties that plagued it; from financial troubles and crew infighting, to the demanding logistics of the shoot and family dilemmas, all of which made the entire production nearly fall apart.
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Every superhero needs a supervillain, of course, and this film's answer to that maxim is Andy Dick. Apparently psychotic from birth, Dick plays Damian, the racist son of Santa who kills his more tolerant father and sets about turning the North Pole into a sweatshop, banishing the non-Aryan elves and concocting a diabolical plan to destroy Hanukkah. Not surprisingly, this causes the Jewish Justice League (who hold court in a massive, Star of David-shaped building) no small amount of consternation, and they start casting about for a Jewish hero to fight Damian. Quickly discarding suggestions of Steven Spielberg and Yitzhak Perlman, they reluctantly settle on the Hammer, whom they'd drummed out of the organization long before.
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