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'Family Stone': Wake Up and Smell the Dysfunction

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'Family Stone': Wake Up and Smell the Dysfunction

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'Family Stone': Wake Up and Smell the Dysfunction

'Family Stone': Wake Up and Smell the Dysfunction

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Rachel McAdams, left, and Diane Keaton

A Christmas surprise: Rachel McAdams, left, and Diane Keaton in The Family Stone Zade Rosenthal/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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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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