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      The Guide to the Perfect Family

      2021 1h 42m Comedy Drama List
      Reviews 54% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A couple in Quebec deals with the pitfalls, pressures and high expectations of raising kids in a society obsessed with success and social media image. Read More Read Less Watch on Netflix Stream Now

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      Jade Budowski Decider Good performances can't save the film's unfocused story and tonal inconsistencies. Jul 27, 2021 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation As superficial and predictable as "The Guide" can be, I appreciated the sober, adult tone. None of this gooey, wish-fulfillment fantasy "Parenthood" easy-answers-only, please. Rated: 2.5/4 Jul 19, 2021 Full Review Jennifer Green Common Sense Media Billed as a "dramedy," this film sometimes struggles to balance its tone between comedy and drama, but while the humor lightens the mood, its more serious scenes and ideas give it life. Rated: 3/5 Jul 16, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member I really enjoyed it. It has a deliciously sly way of showing how crazy our culture is. I wish the English subtitles matched the actor's dubbed words. It's like the actors completely ignored the actual script. Not just ignore, they seemed to make a point of ALWAYS saying something completely differently from what was written. It was weird and annoying. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member My wife and I enjoyed the movie a great deal. We've got three children between the ages of 14 and 20, and the various issues raised are all things we've dealt with to varying degrees. Solid performances, and good script. But I'm not a theater critic, just a dad. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Rien ne va bien dans cette famille. R-I-E-N. Trop caricatural pour qu'on s'y reconnaisse alors que c'était probablement le but recherché. Il y avait du potentiel, mais je n'ai vraiment pas aimé. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Review in english: Well, it is unfortunate because I gave it a try and it didn't work out really well for me. Perhaps, my parents heard about this movie a lot because apparently, everyone in Quebec seem to be blinded by the fact that it is from here and they absolutely love it. Everyone told them it was fantastic but I was skeptical. I like Ricardo Trogi but it seems like we always do dramatic comedies and, knowing it was that genre, I didn't want to see it. I still gave it a shot, just to see and I was still disappointed. It is like the clichés of the usual family are used constantly in our culture and it becomes boring. The message has passed and we get in there skin. It is so overused! In counterpart, the characterization of every members of a lot of family is good and you really understand how they did it. For that, I congratulate Ricardo. For the comedy side, it was nice. You got to give to César what he deserves. So yea, I liked the characters and the jokes but it was just bad to see the same thing as always. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Dialogue, histoire et photographie à retravailler, mais Louis Morissette est beau. Je donne 5 étoiles Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review carlo c Adolescencia, paternidad "compartida" pero separada, presión de los comunes y desde casa, todo sumado en una historia que podría tratar sobre cualquier familia común y corriente. ¿O no? Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A couple in Quebec deals with the pitfalls, pressures and high expectations of raising kids in a society obsessed with success and social media image.
      Director
      Ricardo Trogi
      Screenwriter
      François Avard, Jean-François Léger, Louis Morissette
      Production Co
      K.O. 24
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 14, 2021
      Runtime
      1h 42m
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