The Perfect Family

Film, Comedy
2 out of 5 stars
The Perfect Family

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

“I don’t have to think,” says desperate housewife Eileen Cleary (Kathleen Turner). “I’m a Catholic.” When her monsignor (a spry Richard Chamberlain) nominates her for Catholic Mother of the Year, Cleary tries to wrangle her family for the perfect photo op, but her recovering-alcoholic husband (Michael McGrady), imminently divorcing son (Jason Ritter) and pregnant lesbian daughter (Emily Deschanel) don’t exactly fit the church’s definition of perfection. Although her character comes across as more clueless than zealous, Turner seems stifled by the joyless role of a woman whose only purpose is to be taught the error of her sanctimonious ways.

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