In the Family

Synopsis: In the town of Martin, Tennessee, Chip Hines, a precocious six year old, has only known life with his two dads, Cody and Joey. And a good life it is. When Cody dies suddenly in a car accident, Joey and Chip struggle to find their footing again. Just as they begin to, Cody's will reveals that he named his sister as Chip's guardian. The years of Joey's acceptance into the family unravel as Chip is taken away from him. In his now solitary home life, Joey searches for a solution. The law is not on his side, but friends are. Armed with their comfort and inspired by memories of Cody, Joey finds a path to peace with the family and becomes closer to his son.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Patrick Wang
Production: In The Family LLC
  5 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
169 min

Whoa! Daddy, this is awesome,

the way you made Fafnir...

You can tell it's him.

You can see how he didn't

used to be a dragon here,

and how he's turning into a dragon.

Like this part of him.

And he has a big arm just like in the story, Daddy.

And he has his... his what?

His what?

You know his helmet thing again.

What do you call his helmet thing again?

Uh, wasn't it the helmet...

Helmet of Terror or something like that?

No, the funny word.

Oh, the funny word, huh?

Pa, what was it?

A Egishjlmr.

Well there you go.

A Egishjlmr...

And this thing, what's this thing?

This thing?


What's this thing?

Yes. Tell me.

You want me to tell you what this thing is?

Yes, tell him what it is.

You already forget the best part of the story?

What happened to his heart...

Oh yeah oh yeah, when

he's lying on the ground like in the ditch,

and then, boom! Right through his heart!

It's his heart, okay, it's his heart.

Something like that.

Boom! You did good with Fafnir,

Daddy. You did good.

You did good, Daddy.

Uh, why do we know so much about dragons?

But he can't do anything.


Well, he can't. Mr. Murrow is fat. Really.

He's fat and he talks really slow.

What? He needs another job.

Even Mrs. Adams would be a better P.E. teacher.

Now, Chip, come on.

What? She said so.

Wait a minute. Mrs. Adams said that?

Yeah. She used to play volleyball, she said.

So she can teach us something.

She says Mr. Murrow just teaches kids

to get fat and he's doing a good job.

Chip. Mrs. Adams really said that?


At the store.

Yes, at the store, but Mrs. Adams said it.

Mrs. Adams really said that

Mr. Murrow's teaching the kids to be fat?

No. She used the other word. It means fat too.




Yeah. She said, ''He's teaching them

to be obese and he's doing a good job...

at it, John.'' I don't know who John is,

but Mrs. Adams said it.

Well, I don't want you going around repeating

what Mrs. Adams didn't mean for you to hear.

Okay, okay.

Why don't you give us reports

about Mr. Murrow every day?

Maybe we're forgetting some

of the good things he does.

He can't do anything.

I think I remember a couple of good days in there.

Some good kickball days, tee ball days.

He can't do anything days.

Well, if hes really all that bad,

we'll do something about it.

We've got connections to a

very powerful member of the PTA.

You mean that guy?

That guy right there.

He doesn't look very powerful.

Oh but my hearing is powerful.

You got it, Mr. PTA?

On it.

I'm driving today!

Better check out the first grade today.

Oh. Don't get too obese now.

Come on. C'mon, c'mon, c'mon.

Morning Betsy.

Good morning, Mr. Joey.

Yeah, Ed!

Yeah, I got his message, but I went ahead

and told Rick to come in anyway.

Yeah. I figure it'll give you an extra man

and a little less traffic today, yeah?

So forgive me for last week?

No, today it's just the great room architecturals.

You got it.

Betsy, have you seen...

He's right behind you Miss.

Morning Marge.

Oh, Joey.

Everything okay?

Im not so sure about these.

Okay. Now these are the shutters.

Do you have the other page?

There we go. Yeah, it probably makes sense

to look at these two at the same time.

Okay. Well, this morning

I woke up and I was in a panic.

This looks nothing like last week.

These aren't new, are they?

No, these are from last week.

Am I crazy? Im not crazy.

Joey, there's something wrong.

Well, it's not a problem.

We've still got a little time before they do all the cutting.

So we'll make sure they

cut you something you like, okay?

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Patrick Wang

Patrick Wang is an American writer, economist, director and actor whose first directed feature film In the Family earned a number of awards and strong reviews. more…

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