Family Weekend

Synopsis: When her family misses her jump roping competition, a 16-year-old girl and her siblings hold their parents hostage, hoping to correct their unsatisfying behavior.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Benjamin Epps
Production: Arc Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

Oh, look. Look at

that girl jump-roping.

Okay. All right.

Come on. Stop.


Now let's get her

some food.



Oh, God!

Emily, oh, my God.

I am so sorry.

Are you okay?


Y- You're gonna be able

to compete today, right?


I'm fine.

Are you sure?


No, really.

It's okay.

Okay. Um...


Uh, I was gonna

ask you, um,

if I could get an interview with the...

the school's best jumper?

Uh, sure.

I just don't know

if I look okay.

You look awesome.

Uh... Heh heh.

I mean... I mean great.

Uh, awesome.


Okay, well, um, yeah,

are... are you ready?

- 'Cause...

- Yeah.

Could you just

move over a little bit?

Just right... Okay, just right there.

Right there.

Okay, Emily, um,

why do you jump?

Go, go! Fire it up!

Go, go! Fire it up!

Go, Logan!

Judges ready?

Jumpers ready.

Set. Go.

# He wants to live inside

a tree he can sleep on #

# To hold him up while

everyone washes away #

# Only there, could he

get things completed #

# Only there, would

the distractions go away #

# They would set it up

# So they would

always keep moving #

# Till they'd had enough

and things got stale... #

Give it up for 'em,

ladies and gentleman,

the last group of double Dutch,

singles freestyle,

Watch 'em work.

# Looking everywhere

# It all seems better

# Falling in

a trap of mirrors #

Females 15 to 17,

single rope, speed,

please report

to your stations. Thank you.

Hi. And your name is?

Emily Smith-Dungy.


Emily, I'd like you to notice the

four corners of this square

and make sure you

stay within its bounds.

Single rope, speed.

Judges ready?

Jumpers ready.

Set. Go.

And the runner-up

is Tracy Hill!

All right, Tracy.

Good work.

And the winner

in this year's Macomb County

regional competition is...

with a staggering new regional

record of 465 jumps...

that's 2.58 jumps

per second, folks...

Miss Emily Smith-Dungy!

Yeah, Emily!

Emily and Tracy

will represent the county

in the state finals

this Sunday at 10 A.M.,

and you won't want

to miss that, folks.

Give it up

for the ladies!


Great job.

Good. One more.

All right.

That was

really good.

Uh, hey. Hey, Em.

Uh, congrats on...

on today.

Yeah, I thought

you were really...

Thanks, Chris.

Hey, Emily,

great job today.

You're awesome.

# Yeah, yeah, yeah

# Yeah, yeah, yeah

# Yeah, yeah, yeah

# Yeah, yeah, yeah...

I know a purse that

thinks it's hot sh*t.

Want to beat the crap

out of it, too?

Look, I don't love the idea

of giving you a ride,

but I'm thinking maybe it'll

balance out the bad karma

for the pack of Twizzlers

I just stole.

Ooh, that disapproving glare

of Emily Smith-Dungy.


Okay. Well, suit yourself.

# You're living in a lie

# You ain't nothing

but a BFI... #

Wait! Wait!

# 'Cause you ain't no one

# You're living in a lie

# You ain't

nothing but a BFI #

You know, it doesn't exactly

raise my street cred

to be seen

with a jumptard.

Hey, hey. Oh!

Hold on!

I told you

she is particular.

I can think of several

other adjectives

that are a little bit

more accurate...

rickety, decrepit,




Oh. Oh, I'm sorry.

You were talking about the car.

F off.

That is going to sting

all the way home.

# Yeah, yeah, yeah

# Yeah, yeah, yeah

# Yeah, yeah, yeah

# Yeah, yeah, yeah

# Yeah, yeah...


You a cop?

If you ain't a cop,

my pimp is

gonna fix you up,

bustin' in

like that.

I'm not in the mood.

Then what good

are ya?

If you don't

want to make it,

then let me alone

so I can get stoned.

Lucy, what did I tell you

about matches?

It's Iris!

Taxi Driver?

Don't tell me

you've never seen it.

Classic Scorsese.

It's about a mentally

imbalanced Vietnam vet

and a teenage

prostitute. That's me.

It's a good character,

shows my range.

Yeah, well, directors don't want

to see 9-year-old prostitutes

when they're casting

for Toasty O's.

Come on, mister.

You're starting

to be a real drag.


Are you an Aries?


Pisces make the best lovers,

you know.


Where's Dad?



Dad, I need

to talk to you.


How many times

have I told you

that when I'm

here working,

I am surrounded by

a creative membrane?

And nothing

comes in.

Nothing escapes

creative membrane.


membranes are permeable.

What you want is a wall.

I don't ask for much

from this family,

a simple respect

for my process.


Where were you at 3:30?

Where was I at 3:30?

In some fantastically

transcended zone.

My body was like the conduit

for a higher energy.

I am completing

what might be

the most important piece

of my entire career.

No, no. No.

Not yet. Don't...

Don't touch it.

I just wanted to see what was so

important that you couldn't...

It's not ready

for judgment.

Okay, that's great,

but where should you

have been at 3:

You sound

like your mother,

consumed with time

and a schedule.

Do not tread

that path.

Remember. Remember,

it's what we do,

not when we do it.

It's the what

that's important.

This is important.


this was important, too.

What's this?

You didn't even read it.

What is this, a note?


Where were you at 3:30?!


Yeah, 3:

It usually it occurs

between 3:
00 and 4:00.

Oh! I was editing

this new piece.

Check it out!

Hello. Welcome. Bawwk!

May I take your order?

Chicken nuggets!

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