Realistic Heartache Cracks The Family Stone
Just in time for the holidays, sophomore director Thomas Bezucha, gives theater audiences The Family Stone, a heart-wrenching realistic take on spending Christmas amidst family dysfunction and the tragedy that can bind those relationships tighter.
The film revolves around Manhattan executive, Everett Stone (played by Dermot Mulroney) who brings his prudish girlfriend Meredith (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) home for the holidays. Even though many of us have suffered through a tense family gathering, the real tragedy is discovered in Everett's "tough-as-nails" mother, Sybil (played by Diane Keaton), who we soon find is secretly suffering with terminal breast cancer. Although he admits the film isn't autobiographical, Bezucha admits, "it could not be more personal to me…There are many women in my life who have had breast cancer, some who survived and flourished and others who've died."
Read the full film review here: http://www.afterelton.com/people/2005/12/bezucha.html.
Click here for the film's official website: http://www.thefamilystonemovie.com/.
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