Keyword: dysfunctional

American Beauty

American Beauty (1999)

Rated: R Runtime: 118 minutes Release date: 09/14/1999
Lester Burnham's wife Carolyn, who's cheating on him, hates him, his daughter Jane regards him with contempt, and his boss is positioning him for the ax -- the typical suburban nightmare. When you've got nothing to lose, you might as well risk everything. Provoked by forbidden passions, Lester decides to make a few changes in his life that are less mid-life crisis than adolescence redux. The freer...

The Hollars (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/05/2014
Stepmom

Stepmom (1998)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 124 minutes Release date: 12/24/1998
Jackie and Isabel have nothing in common--one is the ideal mother, the other is struggling to be any kind of mother--until circumstances force them to share a family and put aside their mutual hostility for the sake of the children. They discover how precious life, love and the ties that bind them really are in this tale about the intricate circumstances surrounding what happens when a man's new...
In the Bedroom

In the Bedroom (2001)

Rated: R Runtime: 138 minutes Release date: 11/22/2001
Matt Fowler is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth Fowler, a choral music teacher. Their only child, Frank, home from school for the summer, is working as a part-time lobsterman to earn money for graduate school in the fall. He is involved in a love affair with a local single mother, Natalie. As the beauty of Maine's brief and fleeting summer comes to an...

The Naked Room (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 67 minutes Release date: 08/28/2014
The location: a pediatric therapist's office. The characters: severely depressive child patients and their anguished parents. In Nuria Ibáñez's fascinating and acclaimed documentary, the austere interior of a Mexico City hospital is the setting for a profoundly moving and educational film. The Naked Room offers the opportunity to study and witness the trauma of a series of youths who suffer from...
Dir: Nuria Ibanez
With: N/A

Sing Street (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 06/30/2014
Dir: John Carney
With: N/A
Last Weekend

Last Weekend (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 94 minutes Release date: 08/28/2014
Celia Green and her husband Malcolm are the founders of a fitness empire and among San Francisco's wealthiest citizens, but Celia feels that something in her life is missing. She gathers her two adult sons and their partners for a rare visit at their vacation home at Lake Tahoe over the Labor Day weekend. Celia finds herself torn between the house and its memories, and her desire to move forward...
Joe

Joe (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 04/10/2014
Hard-living, ex-con Joe hires teenage Gary and his destitute father into his "tree-poisoning" crew for a lumber company. Joe sees in Gary a determination, raw decency and a sense of resilience that he barely believes possible. Gary has had nothing in life, has never spent a day in school, yet something drives him to take care of his family, protect his sister from his father's ugly moods and hope...
Child of God

Child of God (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 07/31/2014
Dispossessed and violent, Lester Ballard wanders through the mountains of Tennessee in the 1960s, sinking to the level of a caveman and living a life of crime and degradation.

Ned Rifle (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
After

After (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 08/07/2014
Set in the winter of 2002 in chilly upstate New York, a middle class family struggles with the financial consequences of a failing family business and a series of inter-generational conflicts and rivalries. But, what truly threatens to upset their delicate balance-and shatter the emotionally fragile family matriarch-is an intricately buried secret that, if revealed, could alter their lives...
Orange County

Orange County (2002)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 81 minutes Release date: 01/10/2002
High school senior Shaun Brumder finds out one day that there's more to life than surfing and sunning in California's Orange County. A friend's freak surfing accident causes Shaun to seriously reassess his life. As he does so, he finds, buried in the sand, a copy of Marcus Skinner's novel, "Straight Jacket." By the time he's done reading the book, Shaun realizes that his destiny is to become a...
Compulsion

Compulsion (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 06/20/2013
Amy is a vivacious and charismatic gourmet chef with a dangerous appetite. She uses the most sensual types of cuisine to lure her prey, who she turns into victims of her twisted methods of controlling relationships and creating intimacy. When Amy realizes her new neighbor, Saffron, is the former child star she has always idolized, she uses her prowess in the kitchen in an attempt to dominate her...
A.C.O.D.

A.C.O.D. (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 87 minutes Release date: 10/03/2013
Carter is a seemingly well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce. Having survived the madness of his parent's split, Carter now has a successful career and supportive girlfriend. But when his younger brother becomes engaged, Carter is forced to reunite his bitterly-divorced parents and their new spouses for the wedding, causing the chaos of his childhood to return, including his wacky therapist.
Simpsons Movie

The Simpsons Movie (2007)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 07/26/2007
Homer Simpson must save the world from a catastrophe he himself created. It all begins with Homer, his new pet pig, and a leaky silo full of droppings--a combination that triggers a disaster the likes of which Springfield has never experienced. As Marge is outraged by Homer's monumental blunder, a vengeful mob descends on the Simpson household. The family makes a narrow escape, but is soon divided...
Behind the Candelabra

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 118 minutes Release date: 06/06/2013
Wladziu Valentino Liberace, a musical prodigy, emerged as a concert soloist at age 11 and was performing in symphony orchestras by his teenage years. He soon become a worldwide star, known as much for his flamboyant dress and lifestyle as his records, media appearances and musical talent, up until his death in 1987. Based on the true story of Liberace's tumultuous relationship and affair with...

The Boy (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/20/2014
Poker House

The Poker House (2009)

Rated: R Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 07/16/2009
An ordinary day in young Agnes' life is anything but. With a strung-out mother, a pimp father and a home overrun by gamblers, thieves and johns, Agnes is simply trying to survive, along with her two younger sisters.
August: Osage County

August: Osage County (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 119 minutes Release date: 12/26/2013
A family crisis brings the strong-willed women of the Weston family back to the Midwest house where they grew up, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
This is Where I Leave You

This is Where I Leave You (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: N/A Release date: 09/18/2014
The Foxman family doesn't get along, and they haven't all been together in years. But when the patriarch dies, the whole clan is expected to fulfill his final wish and sit Shiva for him for an entire week. Now newly divorced, newly jobless Judd Foxman has to travel home to face his dysfunctional family, including his hot-to-trot psychiatrist mom, his sarcastic older brother, his unhappy sister and...

The Family Fang (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/19/2014
Performance artists Caleb and Camille Fang regard art as the most important thing in life, taking precedence over even their children, Annie and Buster, also known as Child A. and Child B. The kids grudgingly participate in their parents' offbeat artistic endeavors, making art truly a family affair for the Fangs. Many years later, however, as adults whose lives are in disarray, Annie and Buster...
Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve

Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 107 minutes Release date: 09/05/2013
100 years after its creation, the power of the Federal Reserve has never been greater. In this documentary, current and former Fed officials, top economists, financial historians, famed investors and traders provide unprecedented access, taking viewers behind the curtain to debate the future of the world's most powerful financial institution. Digging beneath the surface of the 2008 crisis, the...
Dir: Jim Bruce
With: N/A
Angriest Man in Brooklyn

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 83 minutes Release date: 05/22/2014
Some people have bad days. Henry Altmann has one every day. Always unhappy and angry at the world including everyone in it, Henry sits impatiently at the doctor's office when he is finally seen by Dr. Sharon Gill. Sharon, who is enduring her own bad day, reveals that Henry has a brain aneurysm. This news makes Henry even angrier, yelling at Sharon he demands to know how much time he has left...

The Greens Are Gone (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/28/2014
An indie drama about a dysfunctional family, in which Keener plays the matriarch pushed to the limit over the disappearance of her son. Her bipolar daughter, meanwhile, has her reality warped via magical realism, while two grown daughters bring added trouble into the mix.