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Relative Strangers (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy | May 2006 (USA)
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On a mission to locate his biological parents, a tightly wound professional (Livingston) is befuddled to find that the couple who conceived him aren't exactly upper-class.

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Greg Glienna

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Greg Glienna (screenplay), Peter Stass (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny DeVito ... Frank Menure
Kathy Bates ... Agnes Menure
Ron Livingston ... Dr. Richard Clayton
Neve Campbell ... Ellen Minnola
Beverly D'Angelo ... Angela Minnola
Bob Odenkirk ... Mitch Clayton
Edward Herrmann ... Doug Clayton
Christine Baranski ... Arleen Clayton
Martin Mull ... Jeffry Morton
Michael McKean ... Ken Hyman
M.C. Gainey ... Spicer
Star Jones ... Holly Davis
Ed Begley Jr. ... Mr. Manoire
Debbi Morgan ... Mrs. Manoire
Pete Schwaba Pete Schwaba ... Meat Delivery Man
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Storyline

On a mission to locate his biological parents, a tightly wound professional (Livingston) is befuddled to find that the couple who conceived him aren't exactly upper-class.

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Taglines:

You can't pick your parents.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Extraña familia See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$155,340
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the charades scene, Kathy Bates' character mentions actor Richard Gere and makes a vulgar noise implying she finds him attractive. Christine Baranski's character then gives an appalled reaction. Baranski and Gere had costarred in "Chicago" (2002). See more »

Goofs

When Richard is searching on Google for Peekaboo Carnival, he searches for 'carnival peekaboo.' In the next shot, which shows the search results, his search reads 'peekaboo carnival' instead. See more »

Quotes

Agnes Menure: He tried a twelve step program but he got so drunk he fell down the steps!
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Crazy Credits

When the credits end completely, the last thing we see is Frank's parents as babies. See more »

Connections

References Leaving Las Vegas (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Exactly like You
Written by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh
Performed by Louis Armstrong
Published by Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc. (Ascap)/emi Music Publishing (Ascap)
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Hi, how the hell are ya?
17 October 2007 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

I was looking for a Christa Campbell fix until I could watch her next movie. I wore out last month's Playboy and Scars hasn't arrived. I noticed her in this little comedy and said, what the heck! Unfortunately, I waited about 75 minutes before she appeared for about 60 seconds, not saying a word. Oh, well, the wait was worth it and there was a pretty funny comedy in the meantime.

I have to say that Neve Campbell really surprised me in this film. She was really good. She made me forget all about those Scream and Wild Things.

Ron Livingston was great as the psychologist who finds out that his real parents are carny folk as opposed to the snobs that raised him. Danny DeVito and Kathy bates were hilarious as the parents. I always like Christine Baranski, and she didn't disappoint with her nose high in the air.

Lots of laughs, and you can guess the ending.


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