Family Reunion

DVD Release: October 16, 2012
Family Reunion


It’s time for the Dooley family reunion—Billy Dooley’s (Jason Marsden) least favorite event of the year. When he’s not dodging his lovesick cousin, competing against his testosterone-fueled uncle, or tracking down his rambunctious 100-year-old Meema, he tries to keep his sanity in check. But this year’s reunion is proving to be a little more fun now that he’s found a friend in a runaway named Sam (Melissa Joan Hart) who poses as his absent cousin, Bernice. Together they tackle the ultra-competitive family Olympics, a missing Meema, and even Sam’s troubles at home. By the time he leaves, Billy might just have a whole new outlook on the importance of family.

Dove Review

A line near the end of the movie sums up the film: “As nutty as my family is, I’d still pick mine (over others) every time.” This movie is about the importance of family and accepting differences and communicating to make things work.

Billy Dooley (Jason Dooley) and Sam (Melissa Joan Hart) like each other but will it end in friendship or romance? The film features a family matriarch’s one hundredth birthday celebration. This movie is a wholesome view at family relationships and its ups and downs. Due to a few utterances of language, we are recommending it for ages twelve plus. We are pleased to award the movie our Dove Seal. Watch this entertaining movie soon!

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Kissing between a couple.
Language: G/OMG-3; Jeez-2; D-2; Loser-4; Wuss-1; Butt-1; Sucked-1; Suckers-1
Violence: Slap to back of head of character; old woman waves a gun in a threatening way; teens run into people; girls fight; kid is pushed down.
Drugs: Drinking in a scene.
Nudity: Bare midriffs; short shorts; cleavage; swimwear on beach.
Other: In a dream sequence zombies are seen with frightening images; a runaway poses as a cousin.


Company: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Director: Neal Israel
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 92 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter