The Perfect Family

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Welcome back to This Week In DVD! Lots of fantastic (and not so fantastic) titles hitting shelves today including one of the year’s best comedies, an Academy Award winner for Best Film, a near-hilariously bad Korean monster movie, Drafthouse Films’ newest release and more. As always, if you see something you like, click on the image to buy it. Sound of Noise Amadeus Warnebring is a detective with a not-so-secret disdain for music thanks to a family that displayed immense and near constant talent for the art, but when a group of musical terrorists begin threatening the city with impromptu performances he’s tasked with overcoming his issues to catch the culprits and prevent the musical apocalypse. You really shouldn’t need more than that synopsis to encourage you to seek this movie out, but I’ll add that this Swedish film is a rare original and filled with laughs and honestly enjoyable music. Check out my full review.

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The Perfect Family stars Kathleen Turner as a devout Catholic woman with two grown children. She prays before every meal, delivers food to elderly residents unable to leave their homes, and even assists Monsignor Murphy (Richard Chamberlain) with Communion during Mass. She couldn’t be more thrilled when she discovers she’s been nominated for Catholic Woman of the Year, but when she’s told the judges need to evaluate her entire family before making their decision she moves into overdrive to ensure they resemble nothing less than the perfect Catholic family. But with a son (Jason Ritter) who’s left his wife and kids for the bed of another woman, a daughter (Emily Deschanel) who’s in a lesbian relationship, and a husband who’s a recovering alcoholic, winning this major award isn’t going to be easy. Eileen sets out to correct these “wrongs” and discovers some truths along the way…truths that are tied up neatly with simplistic, sitcom-colored ribbons and bows but that still manage touch the heart.

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