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Director: George Gallo     Starring: Eddie Griffin
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Format: DVD
Sku: 221200082
UPC: 031398141150
UPC 14: 00031398141150
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Editor's Note
DYSFUNKTIONAL FAMILY takes place at the crossroads of Eddie Griffin's stand-up comedy routine and his actual life. As the title of the film suggests, Griffin frequently exploits his family experiences for stage material, much to the alternating delight or chagrin of his mother, uncles, and friends. On stage, Griffin recalls meeting his father for the first time, his school days in Kansas City, and numerous beatings he received from his mother. Spliced between these dramatic moments are shots of Griffin walking around his old elementary school and the house in which he grew up. These biographical landscapes make Griffin's performance feel poignant, providing the viewer with the actual settings and characters from which he draws his material. When the film cuts between Griffin onstage and his mother at home relaying the same story--the two versions are often so completely in synch, it suggests Griffin's "act" is no act at all, just a presentation of his life itself. Most of Griffin's performance provides commentary on sex or race relations in the United States, and his exhibitionistic mode of comedy (if he's not climbing the curtains, he's falling down) and profane candor seem to either attract or alienate audience members both in the film and those watching it.
Features
Video Features DVD, Widescreen, English, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1)
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Lions Gate
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/17/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 84 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2003
Video UPC UPC: 00031398141150
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Eddie Griffin
Video Cast Info Eddie Griffin - Producer
Video Cast Info Paul Brooks - Producer
Video Cast Info Eddie Griffin - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Andrew Gross - Composer
Video Cast Info Theo Van De Sande - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info David Permut - Producer
Video Cast Info George Gallo - Director

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"...Mr. Griffin has the energy of a man who functions on sheer effrontery. He's also packing a pocketful of tricks....Mr. Griffin's journeyman efforts prove rock solid..." p.E12

USA Today
"Eddie Griffin has some hilarious moments in DYSFUNKTIONAL FAMILY, stand-up comedy interspersed with documentary footage of his eccentric family..." 04/04/2003

Chicago Sun-Times
"...Griffin is quick, smart and funny..." 04/04/2003 p.30

Los Angeles Times
"...Griffin is a protean talent with razor-sharp wit..." 04/04/2003 p.C11

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