Metascore
35

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Mar 28, 2013
    38
    Family Weekend is the kind of dark-for-dark's sake, wannabe quirkfest that proves indie films can be just as clich├ęd and vapid as the most soulless Hollywood movies.
  2. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    Mar 28, 2013
    30
    This belabored comedy, directed by Benjamin Epps, has a slick visual veneer and some capable performances, especially by Ms. Rulin and Ms. King. But the script, by Matt K. Turner, is loaded with contradictions, its hollow flirtation with subversion amount to airplane pablum.
  3. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Mar 28, 2013
    30
    Although Rulin displays a compelling neurotic edge as the driven Emily, Chenoweth and Modine are unable to breathe much life into their schematic roles, while the supporting players are basically saddled with conveying a compendium of quirks.
  4. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Mar 26, 2013
    10
    Quirky indie hell, thy name is Family Weekend. Benjamin Epps's film is the very definition of affected cutie-pie whimsy and weirdness.
User Score
4.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Sep 5, 2013
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. This film is not actually as bad as it seems. It is not excellent but it isn't something that will wast badly your time. It has some enjoyable moments and a few goofs but the thing is that the film is a actually original and this script hasn't been made again and again. Of course it would have a happy ending but that's something we knew from the start. The girl's performance was really good too. That's all I have to say for that movie that needs your attention and many people will like it and many people wont like it for some reasons. I enjoyed it at some points. That's all I need to say. Full Review »
  2. Jun 23, 2013
    0
    What's that mom and dad? What's that mom and dad? You- You want me to stop eating fruit rollups? Yiff off. Yiff off. What's that mom and dad? You want me to stop watching T.V. during a street shark marathon? Yiff off! Yiff off. Full Review »