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      Family Tree

      G Released Apr 21, 2000 1 hr. 30 min. Drama List
      Reviews 33% 100+ Ratings Audience Score A young and introspective boy, Mitch Musser (Andrew Lawrence) is socially awkward, living in the shadow of his teen football-star brother, Mark (Matthew Lawrence). Mitch is most at home up in the boughs of a huge tree, but, if his father, Henry (Robert Forster), succeeds in bringing a new factory to town, the massive oak may be cut down. Mitch is determined to save the tree, and the situation pits him against his dad, creating a significant problem for both the family and the community. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member This is an incredibly simple plot. There's no real drama or peril. But ya know what, sometimes that's okay. This is a likeable movie that the whole family can enjoy together, and Andy Lawrence was a fantastic little actor at such a young age. This was cute. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Presents a sturdy look at family solidarity, community, and the value of tradition. Also a boring, overly simplistic one. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Great inspirational movie Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Though I had originally thought this might be cheesy and predictable…it definitely wasn’t cheesy, but instead was touchingly humorous. It was somewhat predictable, as most family movies are, but it was one of those things that you are happy to predict because any other way, the movie wouldn’t be worth seeing. It was interesting to see Naomi Judd as an actress, and though she wasn’t of the caliber of her granddaughter, Ashley Judd, she certainly held her own. Cliff Robertson’s screen presence is always welcome and he was top-notch as always. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Brandon Judell CultureCatch A mildly affable comedy of familial dysfunction that wants to chide the times for being both morally and emotionally obtuse. Instead, The Family Tree winds up being little more than a film uprooted. Jan 20, 2017 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 11, 2005 Full Review Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality & Practice Presents a sturdy look at family solidarity, community, and the value of tradition. Mar 13, 2002 Full Review Cheryl DeWolfe Apollo Guide Rated: 75/100 Mar 21, 2001 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A young and introspective boy, Mitch Musser (Andrew Lawrence) is socially awkward, living in the shadow of his teen football-star brother, Mark (Matthew Lawrence). Mitch is most at home up in the boughs of a huge tree, but, if his father, Henry (Robert Forster), succeeds in bringing a new factory to town, the massive oak may be cut down. Mitch is determined to save the tree, and the situation pits him against his dad, creating a significant problem for both the family and the community.
      Director
      Duane Clark
      Executive Producer
      Quinn Coleman, Clifford Werber
      Screenwriter
      Paul Canterma
      Distributor
      Warner Bros. Pictures
      Production Co
      Curb Entertainment, WarnerVision Films
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 21, 2000, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 30, 2018
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $12.5K
      Sound Mix
      Stereo
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)