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The Family Stone

It's a frosty Christmas for the Stone family when the parents (Diane Keaton and Craig T. Nelson) and their divergent adult children gather together and give a chilly reception to Meredith (Sarah Jessica Parker) who is threatening to marry Everett, the eldest son (Dermot Mulroney). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: B
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 103
Theater Release: 15 Dec 2005
Video Release: 02 May 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The Family Stone is rated PG-13: for some sexual content including dialogue, and drug references.

Cast: Claire Danes, Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Dermot Mulroney
Studio: 2005 Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Detailed Review

A few decades ago the holiday season featured movies about people facing poverty and despair. Today, the silver screen is usually dressed in dysfunctional families facing enormous stress… 
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Why Is The Family Stone Rated PG-13?

This dialogue-heavy film, which is a near-continuous series of arguments, deals with topics that will… 
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How did Meredith’s nervous anxiety about spending time with the Stones make her appear… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

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