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      Staying Together

      R Released Nov 10, 1989 1 hr. 31 min. Drama List
      80% 5 Reviews Tomatometer 55% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score The close-knit McDermott family lives in a small town where the father (Jim Haynie) owns and runs a chicken restaurant. Brian (Tim Quill), Kit (Dermot Mulroney) and Duncan (Sean Astin) are convinced they have a solid and peaceful future ahead of them: One of these days, they'll inherit the old man's restaurant. Dad, however, impulsively sells the business, and turmoil engulfs the McDermott boys as they face uncertain futures for the first time in their lives. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member This film is obscure -- even to film aficionados. There's a reason for that. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member ***Due to the recent RT changes that have basically ruined my past reviews, I am mostly only giving a rating rather than a full review.*** Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Middling fare. Thank goodness Sean Astin rose out of this to become a hobbit. ABC Sunday night special stuff. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Never goes far enough and stays obviouse with plenty of predictability. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Typical 80's flick. Not great. Not bad. Just very 80's... Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Movie about keeping the family together through some tough times. A bit sad. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times It's the kind of movie that's so homespun and genuine and caring that you wonder if these characters ever have seen any movies or watched any television: Do they know their lives are cliches? Rated: 2/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...worth a look if only for the overall vibe of authenticity and almost uniformly effective performances... Rated: 2.5/4 Nov 9, 2007 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Aug 7, 2005 Full Review Jeffrey Westhoff Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL) Rated: 3/5 Feb 7, 2003 Full Review Scott Weinberg eFilmCritic.com Rated: 3/5 Jul 26, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis The close-knit McDermott family lives in a small town where the father (Jim Haynie) owns and runs a chicken restaurant. Brian (Tim Quill), Kit (Dermot Mulroney) and Duncan (Sean Astin) are convinced they have a solid and peaceful future ahead of them: One of these days, they'll inherit the old man's restaurant. Dad, however, impulsively sells the business, and turmoil engulfs the McDermott boys as they face uncertain futures for the first time in their lives.
      Director
      Lee Grant
      Executive Producer
      John Daly, Derek Gibson
      Screenwriter
      Monte Merrick
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 10, 1989, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 8, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $4.1M
      Sound Mix
      Surround