It Runs in the Family Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for It Runs in the Family the Movie

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The curiosity factor is at least high, even if the family drama seems familiar. Michael Douglas co-stars with father Kirk, as well as mom Diana (Kirk's first wife), and Cameron, the son from his first marriage. They're the Grombergs, a Jewish upper-middle class professional family living in Manhattan. Alex (Michael) is a lawyer; dad Mitchell (Kirk) founded the firm. Alex's marriage to Rebecca (Peters) is strained and their older son Asher (Cameron) is troubled. Only Mitchell and wife Evelyn (Diana) seem to have found a measure of peace despite Mitchell's still recovering from a stroke. There's a lot of bickering until the true meaning of family comes through.

Distribution

MGM Home Entertainment, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404-6061, Phone: (310)449-3000, Fax: (310)449-3100, URL: http://www.mgmhomevideo.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 101 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Family Ties, Judaism, New York, New York, Law & Lawyers, Marriage, Physical Problems
Screenplay
Jesse Wigutow
Cast
Michael Douglas, Kirk Douglas, Diana Douglas, Cameron Douglas, Rory Culkin, Bernadette Peters, Michelle Monaghan, Geoffrey Arend, Sarita Choudhury, Annie Golden, Irene Gorovaia, Mark Hammer, Audra McDonald
Cinematography
Ian Baker
Director
Fred Schepisi
Music
Paul Grabowsky
Other
Michael Barosky, Sue Jacobs, Kate Williams, George Allison, Marit Allen, Patrizia Von Brandenstein
Producer
Michael Douglas, Further Films, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Buena Vista, MGM

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