The Thing About My Folks

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

In this long-winded comedy, writer Ben Kleinman (Reiser) is forced to spend quality time with his lonely father (Falk) when the family matriarch (Olympia Dukakis) abruptly walks out on him after 47 years of marriage. While the rest of the clan tries to track down the elderly runaway, father and son take a road trip to upstate New York, as they constantly bicker and ultimately bond. Written by Reiser, the semiautobiographical film has a few genuinely humorous and touching moments, but those infrequent occurrences are buried under a steaming pile of schmaltz.



Release details

94 mins

Cast and crew

Raymond De Felitta
Paul Reiss
Olympia Dukakis
Elizabeth Perkins
Paul Reiser
Ann Dowd
Claire Beckham
Mimi Lieber
Peter Falk
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