The Family Stone is an ensemble film that was released in 2005. The movie follows the Stone family’s Christmas celebrations. Drama ensues when oldest son Everett Stone (Dermot Mulroney) brings his uptight girlfriend Meredith (Sarah Jessica Parker) home for the first time. Meredith rubs everyone the wrong way and doesn’t fit into the family’s laid-back dynamic, so she begs her sister to come stay with her to help ease the tension. The misunderstandings overwhelm the family, girlfriends are swapped, but eventually, the family comes together.
This film often gets forgotten as people gravitate towards either more dramatic or comedic films. It’s a true gem because it manages to do both at the same time without sacrificing the story.