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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 Thomas Bezucha. Everett Stone (Dermot Mulroney) is a successful young businessman who is dating Meredith Morton (Sarah Jessica Parker), and has asked her to spend Christmas with his family, with plans to ask his mother, Sybil (Diane Keaton), 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 (Craig T. Nelson) are free-thinkers who, except for Everett, have raised a family of cheerfully rebellious children, most notably younger daughter Amy (Rachel McAdams), older brother Ben (Luke Wilson), and adopted sibling Thad (Tyrone Giordano), 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 (Claire Danes), 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
Cynthia C. Rebman
Set Designer
Sally Thornton
Set Designer
Shay Cunliffe
Costume Designer
Amy Elise Roberts
Costume Designer
Ron Von Blomberg
Set Decorator
Ira Hammons
Costume Designer
Fionnuala M. Lynch
Costume Designer
Linda S. Cormany
Costume Designer
Timothy Wegman
Costume Designer
Lori Harris
Costume Designer
Narciso Rodriguez
Costume Designer
Matt Callahan
Set Decorator
Joe Camp III
First Assistant Director
Jerry Holway
Camera Operator
Mam Smith
Clark Tucker
Don J. Hewitt
Janet Paparazzo
Mindy Marin
Dan Wallin
Sound Mixer
James Bolt
Sound Mixer
Jeff Wexler
Sound Mixer
Elliot Tyson
Sound Mixer
Mathew Price
Sound Mixer
Jerry Holway
Steadicam Operator
Bryce Shields
Video Assist
Tony Cypres
First Assistant Accountant
Charlie Marroquin
Best Boy Grip
William Durnin
Set Dresser
Shawn Pipkin
Second Second Assistant Director
Giampaolo Debole
Production Coordinator
Lonnie Leslie
Best Boy Grip
Judy Chin
Christine Sirois
Richard Hebrank
Construction Coordinator
Greg Morell
Assistant Properties
Alan Schlaifer
Assistant Music Editor
Wendy Stefanelli
Costumes Assistant
Martha Magnuson
Personal Assistant
Don Coufal
Boom Operator
Kara Lipson
Casting Associate
Jonathan Gale
Hair Styles
John Hatchitt
Key Grip
Eric Swanek
First Assistant Camera
John Fedynich
Location Manager
John Murray
Foley Supervisor
Diana Schmidt
Unit Production Manager
Helen Sideris
Second Assistant Accountant
Dawn Fintor
Foley Artist
Steele Hunter
Key Grip
Tulio Duenas
Camera Loader
Gary Burritt
Negative Cutter
Grant Saltarelli
Set Production Assistant
Steve Mapel
Location Manager
Melinda Relyea
Personal Assistant
Cody Lutz
Personal Assistant
Amy Albano
Camera Loader
Jacklin Masteran
Key Hairstylist
Zade Rosenthal
Still Photographer
Frank McEldowney
Kyle O'Brien
Production Accountant
Derek Ferguson
Personal Assistant
Frida Aradottir
Hair Styles
Michael Diersing
Construction Coordinator
Leda Nornang
Assistant Production Coordinator
Tom Ruffner
Dolly Grip
Michael Cambria
Second Assistant Camera
Peter Bucossi
Stunts Coordinator
Paul Candrilli
Tinker Linville
Kathy Fellegara
Set Medic/First Aid
Richard Fellegara
Set Medic/First Aid
Greg Hoyt
Properties Maker
Anthony Ficalora
First Assistant Accountant
Lori Agostino
Assistant Art Director
Matthew Mungle
Makeup Special Effects
John McDonnell
Properties Master
Kelcey Fry
Ron Baratie
Lore Wilhelm
Craft Service/Catering
Mark Agnes
Costumes Supervisor
Addy Ruotolo
Set Production Assistant
Warren Hendriks
First Assistant Sound Editor
Tim Simonec
Brent Regan
Properties Maker Gang Boss
David Betancourt
Foley Mixer
Nancy Lowry
Set Dresser
Jean Chien
Assistant Location Manager
Billy O'Leary
Jeremy Crane
Art Department Coordinator
Shannon Curfman-Dayan
Alicia Stevenson
Foley Artist
Russell Ayer
Mustaq Ashrafi
Key Make-up
James Plannette
Ted Caplan
Sound Effects Editor
Lawson Brown
Set Dresser
Julie Snow
First Assistant Accountant
Jim Passon
Color Timing
Claire Raskind
Unit Publicist
Stephanie Heaton
Personal Assistant
Sandra Nash
Assistant Editor
David Lucarelli
ADR Recordist
Alex Levy
Music Editor
Niles McElroy
Dan Wallin
Rebekah Schultz
Assistant Properties
Derrick Hinman
Properties Master
Jennifer Ogden
Unit Production Manager
Wilson Rivas
Craft Service/Catering
Vic Anderson
Transportation Coordinator
Michael Boonstra
Production Coordinator
Buddy Enright
Production Supervisor
Eric Sagot
Mandy Lyons
Hair Styles
Carla White