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The Family Stone Review


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The Family Stone wants to be many things. It wants to be funny and touching and warm-hearted, like any good holiday film, but aspiration is not achievement and The Family Stone proves it.

Written and directed by Thomas Bezucha, the story starts with Everett Stone (Dermot Mulroney) bringing his uptight girlfriend, Meredith (Sarah Jessica Parker), home for Christmas to meet his family. The Stones take an immediate disliking to Meredith -- she's corporate, they're earthy -- forcing her into a downward spiral where she tries ever harder to win their approval. Sort of like Meet the Parents... at Christmastime... without the laughs.

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Big Eden Review


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Arye Gross plays the shortest gay man alive in Big Eden. In this little indie, Gross returns to a small Montana town to care for his grandfather where he finds that gays are -- gulp -- embraced, not shunned. He quickly gets involved in a love triangle with two men who literally tower over him. If this wasn't so absurd and corny it might be sweet. But it cetainly doesn't look like any Montana town I've ever heard of.
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