In writer/director Patrick Wang's intimate and contemplative drama In the Family, a man battles for custody of his son after the death of his partner. In the town of Martin, Tennessee, Chip Hines (Sebastian Brodziak), a precocious six year old, has only known life with his two dads, Cody (Trevor St. John) and Joey (Wang). And a good life it is. When Cody dies suddenly in a car accident, Joey and Chip struggle to find their footing again. Just as they begin to, Cody's will reveals that he named his sister as Chip's guardian. The years of Joey's acceptance into the family unravel as Chip is taken away from him. In his now solitary home life, Joey searches for a solution. The law is not on his side, but friends are. Armed with their comfort and inspired by memories of Cody, Joey finds a path to peace with the family and closer to his son. Official Web Site

Director:

Patrick Wang

Cast:

Sebastian Brodziak, Trevor St. John, Patrick Wang, Eugene Brell, Elaine Bromka, Eisa Davis, Peter Hermann, Susan Kellermann, Kelly McAndrew, Brian Murray, Park Overall, Zoe Winters

MPAA Rating:

NR

Run Time:

2hrs 49mins

Release Year:

2011

Country Of Origin:

USA