With the exception of movies constructed for and marketed to Christian audiences, Hollywood generally avoids religion whenever possible. The Perfect Family
, a sweet and touching indie comedy-drama, tackles the subject head-on without offending or alienating anyone.
Kathleen Turner plays Eileen Cleary, a middle-aged housewife and mother to two grown children who has devoted much of her life to the Catholic Church. In recognition of this, her monsignor nominates her for “Catholic Woman of the Year,” an honor that brings with it full absolution of all sins. She wants to win, but fears that her less-than-righteous family may stand in her way. Her husband Fr...