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The Perfect Family

Spotlight

World Premiere

USA | 84 MINUTES | English |

THE PERFECT FAMILY

Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy

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….

This heartfelt dysfunctional family comedy boasts a memorable performance from Academy Award® nominee Turner as the conflicted and comical matriarch, alongside a bright ensemble cast including Richard Chamberlain and Michael McGrady. Newcomer director Anne Renton keeps the pacing taut and crafts an honest, modern family tale. Writers Claire V. Riley and Paula Goldberg infuse just the right amount of seriousness and levity into their script, reminding us that family is never truly perfect.


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Anne Renton and Anne Renton

ANNE RENTON has studied extensively as an actor and voice-over artist in NYC and LA, and has successfully worked in television and independent film over the last eight years following her studies in physiotherapy. In 2007, Anne directed and produced the award-winning short film Love Is Love, which won Best Narrative Short Film at Out Takes, Dallas.
Primary Cast
Kathleen Turner, Emily Deschanel, Jason Ritter, Richard Chamberlain, Elizabeth Peña, Sharon Lawrence
Producer
Jennifer Dubin, Cora Olson
Editor
Christopher Kroll
Director
Anne Renton
Composer
Andrew Kaiser
Director of Photography
Andre Lascaris
Executive Producer
Connie Cummings, Kathleen Turner
Screenwriter
Claire V. Riley, Paula Goldberg

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Nicole Smith
42West
NicoleSmith@42West.Net
Technical Contact
Samantha Housman
Los Angeles, CA 90046
sam@onezeroproductions.com
Producer
Cora Olson
Present Pictures
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: (323) 655-2373
cora@presentpictures.net