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The Thing About My Folks

6.5
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Original title
The Thing About My Folks
Year
Running time
96 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Paul Reiser
Music
Steven Argila
Cinematography
Dan Gillham
Cast
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Producer
Picturehouse Entertaiment / Nuance Productions / Outlaw Productions
Genre
Comedy. Drama | Family Relationships. Road Movie
Official Site
http://www.myfolksmovie.com
Synopsis / Plot
Ben's dad Sam shows up one night with a note from Ben's mother (Sam's wife of 46 years), that she has left. While Ben's wife and his three sisters try to find her, Ben takes Sam on a day trip to see a farmhouse that's for sale. The day trip turns into a road trip while dad and son explore their past, their relationship, and why Sam's wife might have left him. The road trip includes fishing, drinking, playing pool, sleeping under the stars, and frank discussion. Anger simmers close at hand, as do love and hope. Where Sam's wife is - and why she left - leads to the movie's resolution.
Awards
2005: National Board of Review: Special Recognition (For excellence in filmmaking.)
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