Movie review: The Perfect Family

Don't trust the trailers for Anne Renton's The Perfect Family.

They make it look like an irreverent, iconoclastic satire, one that attacks hypocrisy among the pious - like something from the Farrelly brothers or, perhaps, John Waters. Oh wait - Waters already made that movie with Turner and called it Serial Mom. And it was a lot more interesting than this alleged comedy.

In fact, The Perfect Family is dramatic - when it isn't dull and obvious. While there's fodder here for a lampoon, Renton, working from a script by Paula Goldberg and Claire Riley, prefers the Lifetime-movie model. Read More...


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