Variety Reviews: The Perfect Family

A dynamite Kathleen Turner desperately strives to be named “Catholic Woman of the Year” in tyro helmer Anne Renton’s feel-good religious laffer “The Perfect Family.” Tonally, the film jumps all over the place, leaping from comedy to tragedy to hug-dispensing sentimentality. But watching a consummate pro like Turner navigate an uneven script, veering from farcical determination, her cheeks puffed like those of a demented chipmunk, to utter devastation, can be immensely entertaining, particularly when she’s backed by an able cast, as she is here. Despite pic’s potentially controversial pro-gay religious stance, distrib chances look lively.

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