• Publication date: June 1, 2011

Opposites Attract, In More Ways Than One The Family Stone: Feel The Love

The Stones are a loving liberal household whose members congregate from all corners of the county each Christmas.

Kelly is the patriarch of the family, a college professor who doesn�t mind sharing a joint with his filmmaking son, Ben.


The Stones are a loving liberal household whose members congregate from all corners of the county each Christmas.

Kelly is the patriarch of the family, a college professor who doesn�t mind sharing a joint with his filmmaking son, Ben.

Sybil is an unconventional mother hiding a saddening secret from her offspring � though the children begin to prematurely sense her distress.

Everett is their eldest son who intends to propose to his long term girlfriend Meredith at the annual holiday gathering.

Amy, the eldest daughter, is a schoolteacher and faithful listener to National Public Radio; she has met Meredith already and developed a negative opinion of her, which she relays to her family.

Susannah is the youngest female sibling, an immature mother of a young girl named Savannah who is expecting to deliver another child soon.

Thad is the other son: a deaf homosexual who is considering adopting a child alongside his African-American boyfriend Patrick.

Meredith is a conservative businesswoman whose uptight ways immediately leave a bad taste in the liberal family�s mouths. As she struggles to win the Stones over, Meredith inevitably appears more awkward, becomes nervous, and fumbles her first meeting with Everett�s parents at each step.

Bewildered, she summons her sister Julie to smooth things out and accompany her through the visit as Meredith opts to stay at a hotel rather than the Stones�.

Everett and his family are shocked to meet Julie, Meredith�s seemingly opposite sibling who unlike her sister, fits in perfectly with the family � perhaps a little too perfect.

As the visit passes each member of the family, as well as Julie and Meredith, laugh and cry until each ultimately finds happiness.

This film is rated PG-13 due to some sexual content, language, and drug references.

Year: 2005

Runtime: 103 mins

Genre: Comedy/ Drama/ Romance

Starring:

Luke Wilson

Claire Danes

Diane Keaton

Sarah Jessica Parker

Dermot Mulroney

Rachel McAdams

Brian White

Paul Schneider

Tyrone Giordano

Elizabeth Reazer

Savannah Stehlin

Directed by: Thomas Bezucha