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The Thing About My Folks is a american film of genre Drama directed by Raymond De Felitta released in USA on 23 september 2005 with Peter Falk

The Thing About My Folks (2005)

The Thing About My Folks
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Released in USA 23 september 2005
Length 1h36
Directed by
Genres Drama,    Comedy
Rating65% 3.2984853.2984853.2984853.2984853.298485

The Thing About My Folks is a 2005 American drama film directed by Raymond De Felitta. The screenplay by Paul Reiser focuses on the effect a terminal illness has on the marriage of an aging couple and their adult children.


When Muriel Kleinman (Olympia Dukakis) unexpectedly leaves her husband Sam (Peter Falk), their three daughters Linda (Ann Dowd), Hillary, Bonnie, and daughter-in-law Rachel (Elizabeth Perkins) set about trying to find her while Sam and his son Ben (Paul Reiser) spend a day in the country inspecting property Ben and his wife are considering buying. The journey evolves into an extended road trip in a restored 1940 Ford Deluxe coupe convertible Sam buys when Ben's car crashes. As time passes, the two men fish, drink, and play pool while discussing the past and reestablishing their relationship.


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