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“Family Weekend” doesn’t travel very far as a comedy, and it isn’t nearly as touching as the screenwriter would like to believe. It’s a picture stuck in mediocrity, attempting to form something heartwarming with a premise that demands a consistent blast of acid. A forceful lead performance from Olesya Rulin manages to take command of the movie, but her concentration is supported by a production that’s overwritten and tonally unsteady, in need of a more judicious editor and a game plan to approach the steady erosion of marriage with a profound hit of honesty, not just a sitcom-style presentation of forced therapy. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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