Starring: Janet Hirshenson, Steve Martin, Harley Jane Kozak, Connie Adams, Martha Plimpton, Billy Cohen, Eileen Ryan, Paul Keeley, Max Elliott Slade, Julie Lander, Michael Mickens, Maxie Pontius, Isabelle Cooley, Walter Von, Dianne Wiest, Clint Howard, Todd Hallowell, Jason Robards, Jr., Alex Burrall, Louisa Marie, Lloyd Cleek, Keanu Reeves, Greg Gerard, Helen Shaw, Richard Kuhlman, Lamont Lofton, W. Bruce O'Donoghue, Cindi Vicino, Jasen Fisher, Jane Jenkins, Dennis Dugan, Tom Hulce, Leaf Phoenix, Rick Mo
Director: Ron Howard
This feel-good ensemble comedy tracks a quartet of suburban siblings and their families over the course of a single summer. Hardworking Gil Buckman (Steve Martin) and his stay-at-home wife, Karen (Mary Steeenburgen), have just a few months to help their oldest son, Kevin (Jasen Fisher), overcome his high-strung behavior problems before he'll be relegated to special-education classes. Gil's difficult relationship with his own father, Frank (Jason Robards), has led him to become a would-be super-dad for his three kids, so he takes his son's difficulties more than a little personally. Gil's sister, Helen (Dianne Wiest), is trying to raise a moody, adolescent son (Leaf Phoenix) and an independent-minded daughter (Martha Plimpton) with no help from her well-off ex-husband, who's more interested in his new wife and family. Gil and Helen's sister, Susan (Harley Jane Kozak), meanwhile, must participate in the too-scripted Big Life Plans of her anal-retentive husband, Nathan (Rick Moranis), whose overachiever zeal infects even their toddler daughter. When long-lost brother Larry (Tom Hulce) show up with yet another get-rich-quick scheme, he brings with him a surprise addition to the family. Screenwriters Babaloo Mandel, Lowell Ganz, and Ron Howard negotiate their varied subplots with a deftness and comedic touch that transforms this conflicted clan into a suburban everyfamily. ~ Brian J. Dillard, All Movie Guide.
Art Imitating Life, Family Reunion, Words and Music.
Languages: English and French; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish.
|Studio Name:||Universal Studios Home Entertainment|
|DVD Release Date:||04/24/2007|
|Run Time (in minutes):||129 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.3|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||7.8 x 7.8 x 7.8|
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