Four siblings implode after the release of a book written about them.
Release Year: 2010
Rating: 5.6/10 (1,738 voted)
Critic's Score: 27/100
Barry W. Blaustein
Stars: Michael C. Hall, Sarah Silverman, Rainn Wilson
On the day of their Father's 70th birthday party, four siblings come to terms with the publication of a novel written by the youngest sibling, that exposes the family's most intimate secrets.
Taraji P. Henson
Lesley Ann Warren
Michael C. Hall
Film Set P.A.
(as Troian Avery Bellisario)
All your family's dirty little secrets. Now a #1 best seller.
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Release Date: 25 March 2011
Filming Locations: Bradbury Building – 304 S. Broadway, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA
Opening Weekend: $6,702
(27 March 2011)
(10 April 2011)
Did You Know?
The hand with different colored painted nails in the beauty salon Michael C. Hall entered in the movie was the same as the "Ice Truck Killer's" trophy on Michael C. Hall's Emmy winning show
Henry Meyerwitz had never wanted any children. But when he had his first, he remembered an old proverb. Commit a sin twice and it will not seem a crime. So he had more. And once a year, his sins, all grown up, gathered to celebrate his birthday. He didn't want to be there. They didn't want to be there. This year however, a book came out that made it even worse.
Not Too Bad
This movie about a dysfunctional family being torn apart by a book
published by the youngest member of the clan, Nathan, is a decent way
to spend an hour and twenty minutes.
Of course, with its TV-bred cast, (Judy Greer, Michael C. Hall, Rainn
Wilson, & Sarah Silverman), narration and short length, this film comes
off more like a middle episode of a sitcom. In itself it is not
extremely satisfying, though it has some good moments both of humor and
And that's important. The trailer may not make this seem like a movie
with any dramatic weight, but it is. There are some funny moments, but
the more dramatic ones overshadow those. This is a dramedy that is
trying to market itself as comedy. That said, these actors handle the
dramatic moments incredibly well, especially coming from such comedic
Don't expect this to be the film adaptation of Arrested Development
some people are making this out to be; though it has some funny moments
(really genuinely laughable things), it's not the laugh-riot you'd
expect an Arrested Development movie to be.
So yeah, in a nutshell, this movie is a well-done (if but slightly
average) dramatic movie with good comedic moments.