The Perfect Family

Synopsis: Eileen Cleary has just been nominated for Catholic Woman of the year when her family drop a bombshell. Over the dinner table she discovers that not only is her son leaving his wife and children for the local beautician, but her daughter is 5 months pregnant and about to marry her girlfriend. Desperate to win the award, Eileen is conflicted between shame over her family and still desiring to do the right thing by them. Unable to accept either of their choices her family begins to splinter, with even her husband threatening to leave. Ultimately this is a feel-good movie and Eileen proves herself to be a person worthy of both the award and her family.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Anne Renton
Production: Variance Films
  1 win.
 
IMDB:
5.7
Metacritic:
40
Rotten Tomatoes:
48%
PG-13
Year:
2011
84 min
$107,721
Website
12 Views

What are they doing?

Jess, I think we're done.

Terry, look!

Look, they're gonna shoot.

They're gonna kill us. Aah!

Cover's blown. Lewis,

you got no time.

Take the shot, Lew.

Hold on to owen! Hold on!

What are they doing?!

We have a baby!

4 hours earlier

Hey, Jess?

Jess, are you there?

Jess, it's me.

Look, I-I know you're there,

So just listen.

I'm not saying you don't

got every right to be pissed,

but what I've been through in

these last few months..

It's made me realize, and you know,

it's made me see.

I've changed, and I'm ready.

And I just want to be with you

and our baby boy.

Jess?

What's... what's wrong?

He's gone, Terry.

I gave him up.

I gave our baby away.

What?

Is that the guy? Good.

It's good when they run, huh?

Yeah.

- Save some for the rest of us.

- Will do.

Four arrests, one warrant.

I know what you're thinking.

"That is some kind of record, Ed.

How do you do it?"

- Well, Greg, I find that...

- how's she doing?

She's fine.

- She shot a cop in the line of duty.

- She did her job.

And you're saying she's got

no reaction, no issues?

No, I'm s...

look,

you cut me some slack

when I had issues.

She deserves the same.

I told you I was pregnant.

You went out for smokes, and, what,

how many months later you come back?

That's messed up.

I was just... doing

a lot of thinking.

Yeah, well, so was I.

They made this introduction book.

The agency showed it to me.

Look at the house

they got on bridlepath.

I never even been up there.

And then I told myself,

"doesn't he deserve that?"

You know, when he was born, I...

something in me just said,

"This is wrong".

And then I was trying to tell myself

that the feelings were wrong,

That it was... that it was

the right thing to do.

And I tried calling them once, to change

my mind, but you only have three weeks,

And it was one past, so I just...

it's... I mean, it was

the right thing to do.

It was just the right thing to do, but...

Terry, I'm so sorry.

No. No. No. No.

I'm the one who left.

I'm the one who spent

the last two years a mess.

But you...

you don't have a thing

to be sorry for.

Except for maybe hooking up

with me in the first place.

But I'm here now.

And if you'll let me,

I want to make this work.

Does he have a name?

I don't know.

Well, what were you gonna name him?

Owen.

- Really?

- Yeah.

Can we just do one last thing?

Come on, sweetie.

Terry, I don't think

it's such a good idea.

You said they were nice people.

Nice people aren't gonna say no.

Hi, Jessie. Uh...

What's this about?

It-It's Andrew, right?

Hey, look, Andrew,

I'm-I'm Terry.

I- I'm the father of...

Look, I... look, I know

this is a bit weird,

but we just...

we just wanted to know

If we could see... if we could see

our baby. Your baby,I mean.

Absolutely not. It was never

part of the arrangement, so, uh...

Andrew, who is it?

Let's just go.

It's, uh...

Jessie.

Hi, jessie.

It's all right, Andrew.

Is everything okay?

Well, you look so...

so happy. That's great.

Yeah.

Thanks to you and your decision.

So, uh, what'd you name him?

Liam.

Huh.

What's that? Jewish?

- Irish.

- Nice.

Yeah. Well...

Listen, I think it's, uh...

well, it's about time

to wrap it up, okay?

Okay.

Can I hold him?

- Oh, uh...

- I don't...

I don't think we're comfortable.

Please, I'm never gonna...

I'm never gonna see him again.

I just want to...

just once before we go.

Please?

Um...

- Please?

- Okay.

OK.

- Just watch his head.

- Okay.

- You got him?

- Yeah.

Huh, Terry?

Hey.

I... I think...

...it's time for Owen

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