Dysfunctional Families

Perhaps because it's something nearly all of us can relate to (apart from The Bradys), messed-up families have always been a popular subject for filmmakers in all genres. Whether you're playing it for laughs ('Arrested Development', 'Go For Zucker'), drama ('Kramer vs Kramer', 'Nil By Mouth'), or thrills ('The Quiet Family', 'Olivier, Olivier') the family dynamic is a deep well of ready-made love/hate relationships, seething resentments and hidden secrets. What more could a filmmaker, or a film-watcher, ask for!

You Will Be My Son (2011)

Director: Gilles Legrand
Starring: Niels Arestrup, Valerie Mairesse, Patrick Chesnais, Anne Marivin, Nicolas Bridet...

Niels Arestrup stars as Paul de Marseul, a prestigious wine-maker and owner of a renowned chateau and vineyard in Saint-Émilion, who is disheartened b... Read more

Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)

Director: Raja Gosnell
Starring: Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo, Rip Torn, Linda Hunt, Danielle Panabaker, Sean Faris,...

Dennis Quaid plays navy officer Frank Beardsley, a man raising his eight kids alone after his wife passed away. When he meets up with old friend Rene... Read more