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

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


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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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First clip of Taylor Schilling in ‘Fam-I-Ly’

Here’s a short clip/teaser of Taylor Schilling in ‘Fam-I-Ly’ which is premiering at SXSW this Sunday 

From Deadline

With Family, Laura’s Steinel puts a different spin on mother-daughter big screen angst. If you thought Holly Hunter and Evan Rachel Wood had it bad in their tug-of-war in Thirteen, Taylor Schilling’s workaholic Kate Stone is tasked with saving her niece Maddie from joining the juggalos in Steinel’s comedy.

For those who don’t know what a juggalo is, they’re fans of the Insane Clown Posse or any Psychopathic Records hip hop group, who also don clown makeup. Every year, there’s the Gathering of the Juggalos music festival.

Kate McKinnon, Matt Walsh, Jessie Ennis, Brian Tyree Henry also star in this pic scripted and directed by Steinel.