Family movie night is a great ritual to bring your whole family together. Once a week, gather in the living room with these three essentials: family, popcorn, and a great movie.
These days both parents work and the kids are busy. It may be all you can do to gather the family once a week. Make a huge bowl of popcorn and pick a great title to stream on Netflix.
Families. We’ve all got one, but these days they’re starting to look less like The Cleavers and gone are the days of the white picket fence. The once traditional “nuclear” family has evolved into a kaleidoscope of possibilities—start with parents (maybe two dads, a single mom, or a stay at home dad…), add a dash of half/step/full/adopted siblings, a side of grandparents, a pinch of aunts, uncles, cousins, a splash of pets, topped off with close friends (and all the combinations thereof). Now you’ve got a modern family — each uniquely quirky — yet picture perfect in its own way.
Grace and Frankie, Netflix’s new funny and fearless original comedy featuring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, is a perfect example of how today’s families can shift, rearrange and blend in unexpected ways. When Grace and Frankie’s husbands leave them after 20 years of marriage—to be with each other—the women find themselves facing a change that they never expected, but they shift their perspective to get through it together with the support of their new blended family and, of course, a sense of humor. For an exclusive sneak peek, check out the trailer below and request your Stream Team Screener Pass to watch the first five episodes before the show’s premiere on May 8.
What is it about your modern family that you wouldn’t trade for anything in the world? Explore the things that make other families unique by watching one of the titles in our list below — whether it’s the Gilmore Girls’ dynamic mother-daughter duo or puppet brother in Crash & Bernstein. Then, ask your kids what it is that makes your family special. After all, family is what you make it.
My 5 year old says her big brother understands her.
Family Is What You Make It
For your little kids:
For your big kids:
And for teens and adults:
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