Saturday, 17 January 2015

Dysfunctional Families - Cast-a-Thon


As we have finally posted the round-up to out previous Blogathon, we thought it would be a good time for a new one!!  Everyone undoubtedly has their own dysfunctional family and every has no question has seen a movie that includes a dysfunctional family of sorts.  This blogathon with cast the ULTIMATE dysfunctional family by picking the best of the best (or worst of the worst) from dysfunctional families in movies and creating your own.

I actually got this idea after doing the awesome Slasher Cast-a-thon hosted by the amazing Dell on Movies back in October and watching This is where I leave you, involving a family dealing with death of the patriarch in the most dysfunctional ways possible (review to follow at some point).

Anyway, as always there are rules but they are simple:

1. Build a cast for your dysfunctional family from movies ONLY.  You can have as many characters as you like but you must include the following:

  • Lead Character - Generally the most normal of the family and spends a lot of time rolling eyes or telling family members off for their bad behaviour.
  • Inappropriate Mother/Father/Parents - Usually involves oversharing, inappropriate comments, name calling, swearing, drinking and/or drug use etc etc.
  • Stroppy Teenager/Manchild - Either the immature teenager who hates his family or the fully grown manchild who struggles to accept that he is an adult and should behave like one.
  • Uncomfortable Stranger - Usually a new girlfriend/boyfriend of someone in the family who is utterly appalled by the behaviour of the family they are staying with/meeting.
  • Traumatised Child - This is usually always a small child who has to witness the craziness of their family first hand and behaves in a certain way because of it.
  • Embarrassing Grandparent(s) - Whether alone or with their equally awkward spouse, you can always count on them to say or do something that mortifies the rest of the family.
  • Damaged Sibling/Cousin - Whether they have gone off the rails due to their messed up childhood or have just lost their way in life, there is always the sibling/cousin who doesn't quite feel they match up to the rest of their family.
  • Loyal Pet [Optional] - Despite their entirely dysfunctional family, the lead character can always rely on their loyal pet. Or can they?

They don't necessarily have to be in the named role in their original movie (i.e. the character doesn't have to be a mother figure in their movie to be chosen as the inappropriate mother) however you do have to explain your reasoning behind your choice.

2.  Include the banner above in your post and link it to this post.

3. Comment on this post or e-mail flickchicks2014@gmail.com to let us know you have contributed.

We will as always (at some point) contribute ourselves to this masterpiece but until then we would love to hear your ideas for the most dysfunctional family in movies.

We also know that everyone is busy busy so we like to give you all a looooong lead time so we get the most amount of posts in by the deadline (then we end up waiting nearly 2 months before posting the round-up oops!!). 

So the deadline for this one is Friday 27th February but we are very flexible over here at Flick Chicks so if you miss the deadline, post anyway we'll add it in :-)

Happy family building...

22 comments:

  1. Okay, this one looks like it could be a fun exercise. I'll have to think about what kind of family I can put together.

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    1. Brilliant! Glad to have you on board :)
      - Allie

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    2. Hey John, Don't forget the deadline for this is Friday if you want to contribute to it :-) Looking forward to reading your post.
      - Jenna

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  2. Oh my God, I love this. My blogging drafts are a disaster right now, but I will definitely try to get to this one!

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    1. I hand the credit to Jenna for this idea, but it should be a really fun one to do. Looking forward to seeing your post!
      - Allie

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  3. This sounds fun! Hopefully I'll have time to get this one done.

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    1. I hope you do! I think this will be a fun one :)
      - Allie

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    2. I hope you had time to have a look at this, the deadline is Friday but let us know if you want longer it's not a problem at all :-)
      - Jenna

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  4. Great idea! I'll definitely get something together for this.

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    1. Brilliant! I can't wait to see what you come up with :)
      - Allie

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    2. Hey Wendell, Just a reminder that the deadline is Friday for this if you still want to contribute, we would love to see what you have come up with. - Jen

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    3. Just in the nick of time...

      http://dellonmovies.blogspot.com/2015/02/dysfunctional-families-cast-thon.html

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  5. Okay this sounds super fun. I'm in.

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    1. I'm really looking forward to putting together my own family for this one :)
      - Allie

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    2. Looking forward to seeing your post - the deadline is Friday but just let us know if you need longer :-)
      - Jen

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  6. OMG! I am so in for this!!!!

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    1. YES! Can't wait to see your post! :)
      - Allie

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  7. This is such a fantastic idea! I am totally in :-) already have a couple of characters in mind!

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    1. Hey Caz, Just a reminder that the deadline for this is Friday, just let us know if you need more time :-)
      - Jen

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  8. Here's mine, http://ramblingfilm.blogspot.com/2015/02/dysfunctional-family-cast-thon.html

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    1. Hi Brittani,
      Thanks for your contribution - I haven't read it yet but I will be reading it today :-)
      - Jen

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  9. https://sarahblogger94.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/dysfunctional-family-cast-a-thon/

    I did mine a little late (and I illegally added TV shows- bad blogger! :P) but I hope you'll take the time to check it out anyway. Thanks!

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