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The Family Stone Details


A woman meets her future in-laws and discovers they don't much care for her in this comedy from writer and director [[Performer~P288625~Thomas Bezucha~thomasbezucha]]. Everett Stone ([[Performer~P51293~Dermot Mulroney~dermotmulroney]]) is a successful young businessman who is dating Meredith Morton ([[Performer~P55134~Sarah Jessica Parker~sarahjessicaparker]]), and has asked her to spend Christmas with his family, with plans to ask his mother, Sybil ([[Performer~P96996~Diane Keaton~dianekeaton]]), for the titular family wedding band and propose to Meredith on Christmas Day. Meredith is more than a bit nervous about meeting Everett's folks, and things only get worse when they arrive -- Meredith is by her nature straight-laced and a bit uptight around strangers, while Sybil and family patriarch Kelly ([[Performer~P52169~Craig T. Nelson~craigtnelson]]) are free-thinkers who, except for Everett, have raised a family of cheerfully rebellious children, most notably younger daughter Amy ([[Performer~P334531~Rachel McAdams~rachelmcadams]]), older brother Ben ([[Performer~P200995~Luke Wilson~lukewilson]]), and adopted sibling Thad ([[Performer~P430502~Tyrone Giordano~tyronegiordano]]), who is both deaf and gay. Meredith and the Stone family do not get along well at first, especially Sybil, who is appalled at the prospect of Everett giving Meredith the family's heirloom wedding ring; in dire need of moral support, Meredith asks her younger sister, Julie ([[Performer~P195650~Claire Danes~clairedanes]]), to join her for Christmas with the Stones. However, the plan runs into a snag when Everett's head is turned by pretty Julie, and Meredith finds herself on the receiving end of attention from slobby Ben. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:December 16, 2005


Awarded by
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Sarah Jessica Parker Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2005 Nominee


Sarah Jessica Parker
as Meredith Morton
Luke Wilson
as Ben Stone
Dermot Mulroney
as Everett Stone
Claire Danes
as Julie Morton
Diane Keaton
as Sybil Stone
Rachel McAdams
as Amy Stone
Craig T. Nelson
as Kelly Stone
Elizabeth Reaser
as Susannah Stone Trousdale
Tyrone Giordano
as Thad Stone
Brian J. White
as Patrick Thomas
Paul Schneider
as Brad Stevenson
Jamie Kaler
as John Trousdale
Savannah Stehlin
as Elizabeth Trousdale
Robert Dioguardi
as David Silver
Carol Locatell
as Jeweler
Michael Pemberton
as Bus Driver One
Jill Remez
as (Voice)
Ginna Carter
as Jittery Cashier
Gus Buktenica
as Bartender
Ron Wall
as Bus Driver Two


Thomas Bezucha
Michael London
Thomas Bezucha
Michael Giacchino
Composer (Music Score)
Jane Ann Stewart
Production Designer
Mario R. Ventenilla
Art Director
Timothy Kirkpatrick
Art Director
Mindy Marin
Khristina Kravas
Associate Producer
Jennifer Ogden
Executive Producer
Sally Thornton
Set Designer
Cynthia C. Rebman
Set Designer
Ron Von Blomberg
Set Decorator
Timothy Wegman
Costume Designer
Linda S. Cormany
Costume Designer
Amy Elise Roberts
Costume Designer
Ira Hammons
Costume Designer
Lori Harris
Costume Designer
Fionnuala M. Lynch
Costume Designer
Shay Cunliffe
Costume Designer
Narciso Rodriguez
Costume Designer
Matt Callahan
Set Decorator
Joe Camp III
First Assistant Director
Jerry Holway
Camera Operator
Mam Smith
Janet Paparazzo
Clark Tucker
Don J. Hewitt
Dan Wallin
Sound Mixer
James Bolt
Sound Mixer
Mathew Price
Sound Mixer
Elliot Tyson
Sound Mixer
Mindy Marin
Jeff Wexler
Sound Mixer
John McDonnell
Properties Master
Steele Hunter
Key Grip
Stephanie Heaton
Personal Assistant
Steve Mapel
Location Manager
Ted Caplan
Sound Effects Editor
Tim Simonec
Jerry Holway
Steadicam Operator
John Murray
Foley Supervisor
Tinker Linville
Tom Ruffner
Dolly Grip
Tony Cypres
First Assistant Accountant
Tulio Duenas
Camera Loader
Vic Anderson
Transportation Coordinator
Warren Hendriks
First Assistant Sound Editor
Wendy Stefanelli
Costumes Assistant
William Durnin
Set Dresser
Wilson Rivas
Craft Service/Catering
Zade Rosenthal
Still Photographer
Billy O'Leary
Peter Bucossi
Stunts Coordinator
Russell Ayer
Mustaq Ashrafi
Key Make-up
Nancy Lowry
Set Dresser
Sandra Nash
Assistant Editor
Shannon Curfman-Dayan
Shawn Pipkin
Second Second Assistant Director
Jean Chien
Assistant Location Manager
Niles McElroy
Paul Candrilli
Rebekah Schultz
Assistant Properties
Richard Fellegara
Set Medic/First Aid
Richard Hebrank
Construction Coordinator
Ron Baratie
Mandy Lyons
Hair Styles
Anthony Ficalora
First Assistant Accountant
Mark Agnes
Costumes Supervisor
Martha Magnuson
Personal Assistant
Matthew Mungle
Makeup Special Effects
Melinda Relyea
Personal Assistant
Michael Boonstra
Production Coordinator
Michael Cambria
Second Assistant Camera
Michael Diersing
Construction Coordinator
Jennifer Ogden
Unit Production Manager
Jeremy Crane
Art Department Coordinator
Jim Passon
Color Timing
John Fedynich
Location Manager
John Hatchitt
Key Grip
Jonathan Gale
Hair Styles
Judy Chin
Julie Snow
First Assistant Accountant
Kara Lipson
Casting Associate
Kathy Fellegara
Set Medic/First Aid
Kelcey Fry
Addy Ruotolo
Set Production Assistant
Kyle O'Brien
Production Accountant
Lawson Brown
Set Dresser
Leda Nornang
Assistant Production Coordinator
Lonnie Leslie
Best Boy Grip
Lore Wilhelm
Craft Service/Catering
Lori Agostino
Assistant Art Director
Helen Sideris
Second Assistant Accountant
Amy Albano
Camera Loader
Jacklin Masteran
Key Hairstylist
James Plannette
Eric Sagot
Eric Swanek
First Assistant Camera
Alicia Stevenson
Foley Artist
Frank McEldowney
Frida Aradottir
Hair Styles
Gary Burritt
Negative Cutter
Giampaolo Debole
Production Coordinator
Grant Saltarelli
Set Production Assistant
Greg Hoyt
Properties Maker
Greg Morell
Assistant Properties
Cody Lutz
Personal Assistant
Dan Wallin
David Betancourt
Foley Mixer
David Lucarelli
ADR Recordist
Alex Levy
Music Editor
Dawn Fintor
Foley Artist
Derek Ferguson
Personal Assistant
Derrick Hinman
Properties Master
Diana Schmidt
Unit Production Manager
Don Coufal
Boom Operator
Brent Regan
Properties Maker Gang Boss
Bryce Shields
Video Assist
Buddy Enright
Production Supervisor
Carla White
Charlie Marroquin
Best Boy Grip
Alan Schlaifer
Assistant Music Editor
Christine Sirois
Claire Raskind
Unit Publicist