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IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY

Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Rory Culkin, Cameron Douglas, Bernadette Peters

Directed by: Fred Schepisi
Written by: Jesse Wigutow
Produced by: Michael Douglas

US: 25/04/03
UK: 00/TBA/03

The Grombergs are a highly successful New York family - except when it comes to communicating with each other. Three generations of a family, each in their own way, live separate lives but find a couple moments in time to come together through laughter and tears and remind themselves that they are attached by blood. Mitchell Gromberg (Kirk Douglas), the patriarch, is having difficulty coming to grips with his mortality. His son, Alex (Michael Douglas), has spent his life trying not to duplicate his father's mistakes, while Alex's eldest son, Asher (Cameron Douglas), a rebellious college student, tries to cope with live, love, sex and rock 'n' roll in today's confused society. They all struggle to get from one end of life to the other - the younger Grombergs try to figure out where they are going while the older Grombergs try to figure out how in the hell they got where they are.
Doesn't this remind you of another recent dysfuntional New York family? The Tennanbaums? The twist here being three generations of Douglas's playing the three generation of fictional screen family. Probably worth watching for that alone. But if, like me, you find Michael always worth watching (and always underestimated by critics) you be running to the theatre come release day.

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25 April/USA Today: For Douglases, it's a 'Family' feast

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Definitely one for the Douglas family album



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