Release Date: 5/2/2006 Original Release: 2005 Format: DVD Length: 106 minutes Rating:PG-13 (MPAA) Rating Reason: Language, Sexual Content, Drug Use UPC: 024543234142 Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainm
Destined to be a Christmas classic, Thomas Bezucha's dazzling dramedy, THE FAMILY STONE, manages to be both warmhearted and sentimental while possessing a razor-sharp hilarious mean streak. The fairly conventional story centers on Sarah Jessica Parker's uptight career woman, Meredith, and her run-in with the eponymous Stone family. With her permanently pursed lips and severe bun, SJP looks and acts the anti-Carrie Bradshaw here as, armed with cell phone and business-suit collection, she gears up to meet her fiance's oddball family, a tight-knit, colorful clan who border on bohemian. Matriarch Sybil (Diane Keaton) and patriarch Kelly (Craig T. Nelson) are a loving couple whose diverse children are affectionate and respectful. When Meredith's humorless aura infects the homestead, it is mom Sybil and sister Amy (Rachel McAdams), who sense a romantic mismatch and attack her venomously, sparking a tete-a-tete-a-tete between three feisty females. While this Battle Royal is waged, dramatic subplots brew in the background, one involving the deaf and gay brother Thad's desire to adopt a child, and the other a rather devastating secret on the verge of exposure. It is in the emergence of Meredith's refreshingly calm and breezy younger sister, Julie (Claire Danes), entering the film with a dramatic fall from a bus exit, that brings all conflict to a head.
Region 1 Keep Case Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: Dolby Surround - French, Spanish Dolby Surround 5.1 - English Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional Additional Release Material: Interviews: Cast Members (Q&A) Outtakes: Gag Reel Deleted Scenes: With Optional Commentary (6) Behind the Scenes: 1. Featurette 2. "Fox Movie Channel presents Casting Session" 3. "Fox Movie Channel presents World Premiere" 4. "Inside Look: ICE AGE 2" Audio Commentary: 1. Sarah Jessica Parker, Dermot Mulroney - Stars 2. Thomas Bezucha - Director; Michael London - Producer; Jeffrey Ford - Editor Trailers: 1. Theatrical Trailer 2. CONFETTI 3. LITTLE MANHATTAN 4. JUST MY LUCK Interactive Features: Interactive Games: 1. Family Stone sings "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear" 2. Snow Globe Ambulance