Entertainment Weekly - 04/12/1996
"...Earnest....A charming thing."
Variety - 03/25/1996
"...Engaging and affecting....Duvall is solid as ever..."
Los Angeles Times - 03/29/1996
"...A FAMILY THING tells a tale of risk and daring that is as engrossing as anything Indiana Jones might encounter..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 03/29/1996
"...It's a superior entertainment, warm-hearted and touching, and with some nice shadings in the performances..."
When a white Arkansas mechanic learns his mother was a black woman, and that he has a black half-brother, he travels to Chicago to discover more about his true family. At first taken aback by the news, the man and his newly-discovered sibling slowly open up to each other with the help of their wise, blind aunt. The script was co-written by Billy Bob Thornton, prior to his success with SLING BLADE.
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