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Genres  Comedy, Indie film
Country  United States
5.7/10 IMDb

Director  Zackary Adler
Running time  1h 26m
Writer  John Bell
Language  English
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Release date  March 27, 2008 (2008-03-27) (Method Fest Independent Film Festival) November 14, 2008 (2008-11-14) (United States)
Cast  Shawn Hatosy, DJ Qualls, Tom Bower, Nikki Reed, Ann Dowd
Similar movies  Jupiter Ascending, Fish Tank, Factory Girl, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, At the Edge of the Abyss, Pitch Perfect 2

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Familiar Strangers (formerly known as Pretzels & Pills) is a 2008 film about an American family going through the process of negotiating the changing relationships between parents and children, especially as those children grow into adulthood.

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Plot

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The film follows the Worthington family through a four-day Thanksgiving family gathering. Brian, who has moved away and kept his distance for the past several years, is reluctantly returning for this family tradition carrying the baggage of conflict with his father, Frank.

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Frank feels he has failed as a father, having lost the ability to connect with his maturing children. When the children grew to adulthood and created their own identities and lives, Frank replaced them with his pets, new children “who never have to grow up”.

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The film is populated by Frank and Brian, mother Dottie who holds the reins on this family beneath the surface, brother Kenny who as a twenty-something has not yet found his path, sister Erin who is struggling to find herself after a painful divorce, and Erin’s young daughter Maddy, truly wise beyond her years.

Through this story and the conflict and communication that occur, the Worthington family comes to recognize the friendship and love that can exist between parents and their adult children.

Cast

  • Shawn Hatosy as Brian Worthington
  • DJ Qualls as Kenny Worthington
  • Tom Bower as Frank Worthington
  • Nikki Reed as Allison
  • Ann Dowd as Dottie Worthington
  • Cameron Richardson as Erin Worthington
  • Georgia Mae Lively as Maddy
  • References

    Familiar Strangers Wikipedia
    Familiar Strangers IMDbFamiliar Strangers Rotten TomatoesFamiliar Strangers themoviedb.org


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