The internal struggle Kathleen Turner’s character goes through sounds like a compelling story to watch. With the focus on faith, this film is certain to provide food for thought (based on the trailer alone).

Variance Films presents

Kathleen Turner in

THE PERFECT FAMILY

“Kathleen Turner shines!”- Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

“A tour-de-force performance”-Ronnie Scheib, Variety

TPF poster

OPENS IN NEW YORK ON May 4th and may 11th in los angeles WITH A national rollout to follow

THE PERFECT FAMILY – YouTube Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoCJabxe6zg


Directed By: Anne Renton

Written By: Paula Goldberg and Claire V. Riley

Starring: Kathleen Turner, Jason Ritter, Emily Deschanel and Richard Chamberlain

Studio: Variance Films

Release Date: May 2012

Genre: Drama/Comedy

Theatrical Playdates: New York at the amc Empire and in Los Angeles at Laemmle Monica 4, Amc Burbank Town Center 8, Laemmle Playhouse 7 (Pasadena) and Laemmle Town Center 5 (Encino)

Synopsis:

In THE PERFECT FAMILY, suburban mother and devout Catholic Eileen Cleary (Kathleen Turner) has always kept up appearances. When she runs for the Catholic Woman of the Year title at her local parish-an award she has coveted for years-her final test is introducing her family to the board for the seal of approval. Now she must finally face the nonconformist family she has been glossing over for years. Her gay daughter, Shannon (Emily Deschanel), a successful lawyer, is about to marry her life partner Angela (Angelique Cabral). Her unhappily married son Frank Jr. (Jason Ritter) is cheating on his wife with the local manicurist. And Eileen’s own marriage to a recovered alcoholic is pulling at the seams.


This heartfelt dysfunctional family comedy boasts a memorable performance from Academy Award nominee Turner as the conflicted and comical matriarch, alongside a bright ensemble cast including Richard Chamberlain and Michael McGrady. Newcomer director Anne Renton keeps the pacing taut and crafts an honest, modern family tale. Writers Claire V. Riley and Paula Goldberg infuse just the right amount of seriousness and levity into their script, reminding us that family is never truly perfect. The film celebrated its world premiere at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.

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