The Perfect Family

Variance Films presents
Kathleen Turner in
"Kathleen Turner shines!"- Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
"A tour-de-force performance"-Ronnie Scheib, Variety
OPENS IN NEW YORK ON May 4th  and may 11th in los angeles WITH A national 
rollout to follow

Directed By: Anne Renton
Written By: Paula Goldberg and Claire V. Riley
Starring: Kathleen Turner, Jason Ritter, Emily Deschanel and Richard 
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)

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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