August: Osage County is being rightly praised this year for its stunning portrayal of the dysfunctional family and its problems at the heart of its story. To celebrate the film and its achievements, What's On North look at five other (thankfully) fictional families who you wouldn't want to share Christmas with...
Warning: The following clips contain naughty language and scenes of familial dysfunction (ask your doctor).
1 Meet The Parents (2000) - Robert De Niro delights in making his future son-in-law Gaylord Focker (Ben Stiller) squirm in this entertaining comedy.
2 Little Miss Sunshine (2006) - Steve Carell, Abigail Breslin and Toni Collette star in this Oscar-winning comedy about a dysfunctional family heading to California on a road trip.
3 Running With Scissors (2006) - Starring Annette Bening, Joseph Fiennes and Evan Rachel Wood, this film’s a semi-autobiographical account of Augusten Burroughs’ unconventional childhood.
4 We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011) - Lynne Ramsay’s silver screen adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s dark novel, starring Ezra Miller as a teenage mass murderer and Tilda Swinton as his mother, was critically acclaimed.
5 Stoker (2013) - The Hollywood debut for South Korean director Park-Chan Wook (Lady Vengeance, the original and good version of Oldboy) Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska star in this chilling thriller.