‘Fam-I-Ly’ World Premiere at SXSW – reviews and reactions

‘Fam-I-Ly’ World Premiere at SXSW – reviews and reactions


We Live Entertainment

Writer/ director Laura Steinel gives a powerful and hilariously heartfelt first feature. The casting could not have been more perfect. I never knew that Taylor Schilling could be so funny. The script is funny but gets to the heart of a family, whether biological or otherwise. The lines of dialogue are both quick-witted and hysterical.

Laura Steinel, after this first feature, is destined to make more great films. Her writing is spectacular on every level, and she treats her characters with love, and they come across genuine. She has a voice and a sense of humor that shines through the script and announces that female writers and filmmakers are the future of comedy. Taylor Schilling gives her finest performance to date alongside the fantastic performance by a young actress, Bryn Vale. Family is hilariously funny reminding us that it is okay just to be yourself.

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The Moveable Fest

[…] But the film belongs to Schilling, who attacks Kate with a constantly surprising wild-eyed gusto that makes her eventual appearance at an Insane Clown Posse feel just right. In bringing together a variety of tones and ideas that one wouldn’t necessarily think would go together, she and Steinel make a beautiful film about creating the community around you and living by your own definition of success, though by any measure, “Family” is nothing short of a complete delight.

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