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'Family Stone': Wake Up and Smell the Dysfunction

If you want to escape the holiday fantasies in theaters for a dose of realistic dysfunction, The Family Stone may be for you.

The film, starring Diane Keaton, Sarah Jessica Parker and Dermont Mulroney, is an offbeat mixture of comic crises and the bite of the real.

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Kenneth Turan is the film critic for the Los Angeles Times and NPR's Morning Edition, as well as the director of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. He has been a staff writer for the Washington Post and TV Guide, and served as the Times' book review editor.

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