In Family Weekend (House Arrest meets Little Miss Sunshine), Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Modine star as two parents who have gotten so caught up in their own separate lives that one of their children decides to teach them a lesson they'll never forget. Holding them captive in their own home, the entire family gets to know each other again, even if through unconventional methods.
Yes, it is silly, but sometimes the silliest of premises can still be good. Olesya Rulin shines as Emily Smith-Dungy, a loner overacheiver trying desperately to garner the attention of her parents and siblings. I really enjoyed seeing a teenage character that wasn't trying to escape from her family, but trying to pull it together. Emily doesn't really have a plan, she's just acting on instinct, which makes her so empathetic and really gets you rooting for her. Her siblings were equally as compelling and are easily the best part of the film. Each one is carefully constructed with empathetic and vulnerable performances.