3 March 2012'The Perfect Family', News

Variance Films has announced they will be releasing Anne Renton’s The Perfect Famiy, which stars Kathleen Turner in her first lead role in almost two decades. Turner stars as a religious suburban matriarch who must contend with her unconvential family.

Variance will be releasing the film theatrically in New York on May 4th with a future date to be determined for a wider expansion. The film will also be distributed on VOD by Gravitas Ventures. The film initially premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and went onto be the opening film at the 2011 Provincetown Film Festival.

Suburban mother and devout Catholic Eileen Cleary (Kathleen Turner) has always kept up appearances. When she runs for the Catholic Woman of the Year title at her local parish—an award she has coveted for years—her final test is introducing her family to the board for the seal of approval. Now she must finally face the nonconformist family she has been glossing over for years. Her gay daughter, Shannon (Emily Deschanel), a successful lawyer, is about to marry her life partner Angela (Angelique Cabral). Her unhappily married son Frank Jr. (Jason Ritter) is cheating on his wife with the local manicurist. And Eileen’s own marriage to a recovered alcoholic is pulling at the seams…

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  • sarah
    Posted on March 03, 2012

    I hope that despite the limited release, it will still be shown internationally.

  • Rachel
    Posted on March 03, 2012

    Me too!