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A Family Thing

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7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo73%
Comedy Drama Rated: 13+ (PG-13)19961h 49mOn: Free Services 

Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining he's not her natural son, but the son of a Black woman who died in childbirth; plus, he has a half brother Ray, in Chicago, she wants him to visit. Earl makes the trip, initially receiving a cold welcome from Ray and Ray's son, Virgil. His birth mother's sister, Aunt T., an aged and blind matriarch, takes Earl in tow and insists that the family open up to him.A Family Thing featuring Robert Duvall and James Earl Jones is free on Tubi TV, free on VUDU, available for rent or purchase on Google Play, and 2 others. It's a comedy and drama movie with a better than average Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 73% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.0 (3,032 votes).

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Richard Pearce

Richard Pearce

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Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu).

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Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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#10,310 Ranked Movie

#3398 Ranked in Comedy Movies

#6594 Ranked in Drama Movies

A Family Thing has a better than average Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 73% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.0 (3,032 votes). The movie is not at all popular with Reelgood users lately.

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