It Runs in the Family (2003) - Comedy, Drama, Romance

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This is the story of a dysfunctional New York family, and their attempts to reconcile.

IMDB: 5.6
Director: Fred Schepisi
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas
Length: 109 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 15 out of 46 found boring (32.6%)

One-line Reviews (26)

But the bad news is that the movie is mundane.

Still remembering him in Spartacus or The Vikings or even in something as trite as My Dear Secretary, one remembers the tremendous energy he brought to all his parts.

What is it with Hollywood's penchant for churning out stories that are pointless, boring and mundane?

Talk About Self-Indulgence.

"It Runs in the Family" is a boring comedy.

Then, when husband was confronted, he had to say the wrong things, and conveniently omit telling his wife that nothing happened, for him to end up 'in the doghouse.

But I found this movie rather boring and disappointing.

We've seen this cliché before.

Much of the situations seemed greatly contrived and then it just sort of ended, after the wife made three demands of the husband -- get our son a good lawyer, get us a good marriage counselor, and do the dishes tomorrow in OUR kitchen.

a plotless characterization film .

Cliché Ending Spoils the Runs in this Family ** .

The performances by everyone are, at the very least, entertaining.

This movie was an utter waste of time and I really expected more from the Douglases.

The scene at 15 minutes which got them there was highly implausible, given the people and the setting (a soup kitchen), and when you replay it, and watch how and why she puts the panties in his pocket, it seems even more contrived.

I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Boring tribute.

Rather boring and disappointing .

When people get self-absorbed and need to find direction in life, they often slow down to take stock; and the deliberate manner with which the screenplay tends to unfold things is a reflection of that.

If you want to waste 2 hours of your time, go to `It Runs in the Family'.

Rory Culkin and Bernadette Peters also have pointless subplots.

It is definitely not a movie you watch twice,the plot is predictable,one might even say that a plot does not exist.

Bernadette Peters was OK, but I felt the 'green panties' issue was contrived and overplayed (and also unresolved at the end).

Meandering and Pointless .

Don't waste your money on this boring tribute to a great actor.

"It Runs in the Family" was a notable lapse and an unfortunate exercise in self-indulgence.

The character's could have been better developed, and I left the theater wondering why this movie was made in the first place.