Mike Fleming

Kathleen Turner didn’t fare so well on Broadway this week when the addiction play High announced it would close days after its opening. She’s got another project premiering at the film festival further downtown. In The Perfect Family, Turner stars as a meddling matriarch and devout Catholic whose nomination for a church award makes her more determined to rein in her husband and two grown children into her image of what the perfect family should look like. The film also stars Emily Deschanel, Jason Ritter, Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Lawrence, Elizabeth Pena and Michael McGrady. Anne Renton makes her feature directing debut on a script written by Claire V. Riley and Paula Goldberg. The film gets its debut screening April 24. Here is a scene from the film that is exclusive to Deadline: