An Ordinary Family explores family dynamics and one-on-one relationship issues in the wake of the coming out (and coming home) of an estranged brother.
When Seth (Greg Wise) brings his husband unannounced to a yearly family vacation, his family must confront their own prejudices, examine their relationships with Seth and each other, and decide whether they can accept their brother as an openly gay man. As in all families, individual and group relationships color the process of Seth’s coming out and his family’s coming to terms.
This quiet film allows each relationship to evolve naturally and to affect the family as a whole. It builds emotional layers while respecting all members of the family, and depicts longing and love that ultimately ring true. —Lauren Delery