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In the Family (2011 film)

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Director  Patrick Wang
Written by  Patrick Wang
Writer  Patrick Wang
Language  English
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Country  United States
In the Family (2011 film) movie poster

Release date  November 4, 2011 (2011-11-04)
Cast  Sebastian Banes (Chip Hines (as Sebastian)), Patrick Wang (Joey Williams), Trevor St. John (Cody Hines), Lisa Altomare (Betsy), Susan Kellermann (Marge Hawks), Conan McCarty (Ed)
Similar movies  Boy Culture (2006), The Liberation of LB Jones (1970), The Family That Preys (2008), Gods Step Children (1938), Jungle Fever (1991)

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In the Family is an independent 2011 drama film that was the directorial debut of Patrick Wang. It tells the story of the surviving partner's attempt to maintain his relationship with his dead partner's young son.


In the Family (2011 film) movie scenes


In the Family (2011 film) movie scenes

  • Sebastian Banes – Chip Hines
  • Patrick Wang – Joey Williams aka Chin-Mei Lang (Pre-Foster name)
  • Trevor St. John – Cody Hines
  • Park Overall - Sally Hines
  • Chip Taylor - Darryl Hines
  • Kelly McAndrew - Eileen Robey
  • Peter Hermann - Dave Robey
  • Eisa Davis - Anne Carter
  • Zoe Winters - Helene
  • Christina Hogue - Cheryl
  • Elaine Bromka - Gloria
  • Brian Murray - Paul Hawkes
  • Susan Kellerman - Marge Hawkes
  • Critical response

    In the Family (2011 film) movie scenes

    The film has received critical acclaim since its release. Rotten Tomatoes gives a score of 96% based on 23 reviews, with an average score of 8.4/10. At Metacritic it scored 82% based on reviews from 9 critics, considered "universal acclaim".

    In the Family (2011 film) movie scenes

    Acclaimed film critic Roger Ebert awarded the film 4 out of 4 stars and quote, "I was completely absorbed from beginning to end. What a courageous first feature this is, a film that sidesteps shopworn stereotypes and tells a quiet, firm, deeply humanist story about doing the right thing".

    In the Family (2011 film) movie scenes

    Kevin Uhlich of Time Out New York awarded the film 5 out of 5 stars and wrote "No doubt you've noticed the nearly three-hour runtime, but please don't let that dissuade you: Every moment counts in this gripping tale".

    Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter called the film "deeply humanistic, profoundly touching work representing independent cinema at its finest".

    Paul Brunick of The New York Times said, "Mr. Wang's slow-reveal psychological drama isn't just a showcase for his excellent ensemble cast. Beautifully modulated and stylistically sui generis, In the Family is also one of the most accomplished and undersold directorial debuts this year".

    Rob Humanick of Slant magazine liked the film and awarded the film 4 out of 4 stars and wrote in his review "An acutely felt, altogether devastating family drama as intimate and affecting as it is sprawling and untamed."

    Robert Abele from the Los Angeles Times and said in this positive review "Deliberate and marked by uncommon grace, In The Family manages to feel politically and culturally acute without ever resorting to melodrama, or having to wave banners for issues or causes, except perhaps in its quiet way for a renewed humanism in movies and a return to stories about everyday lives" and "These days, a movie so invested in the highs and lows of caring for others can only be a remarkable, cherished thing."

    Andrew Schenker of Village Voice said of 'In the Family' that "With an incisive understanding of character, believably naturalistic acting, and lengthy scenes that don't feel stretched out so much as given room to breathe, In the Family proves that smart direction and an innate feeling for one's material trumps potentially precious subject matter."

    The film was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature in 2012.

    Sebastian Banes won the Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Young Actor Age Ten and Under.

    The film also received "Best Feature" awards at the San Diego Asian Film Festival, the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival and the Spokane International Film Festival, with Wang receiving "Best Emerging Filmmaker" awards at all three festivals as well.


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