The Most Embarrassing Family Moments in Movies
Everyone has a story about the time one of their family members did something horrifically embarrassing. Like showing baby photos to your prom date, making a scene at a restaurant, or dropping someone's car 30 feet to the ground from a forklift.
Or maybe that last one is just for the family of Madea. But they all ought to be used to it by now. After all the people she's insulted, smacked, or aimed a gun at, you'd think apologizing for her antics would come as second nature to them. And in "Madea's Big Happy Family," Tyler Perry's sixth film as the tough-talking grandmother, she doesn't look like she's getting any more respectable. From brandishing a hammer on Maury Povitch's show to driving her car into a fast food joint, Madea continues to have those moments that make her relatives hide their faces in shame.
Madea's family isn't alone, though. Here are some of the most embarrassing moments different families have had to endure in movies.
NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION
Family: The Griswolds
no end to the shame that comes from spending time with Clark Griswold.
From buying the ugliest car in history to putting their deceased aunt on the luggage rack, he made a cross-country road trip with his wife and kids one
they'd tell stories about forever (to therapists, most likely). The
worst, though, had to be when he got caught in a motel swimming pool
with Christy Brinkley.
MEET THE PARENTS
Family: The Byrneses
Greg Focker wanted nothing more than to impress his future father-in-law, Jack. He failed at every turn. He quotes showtunes during grace, tells lies on top of lies, learned his fiancée had been engaged once before, and sullied the earthly remains of Jack's deceased mother. In the space of one dinner.
Family: The Goldmans
The plan was simple: Val's dad Armand and his biological mother would pretend to be together to win over his fiancée's ultra-conservative father. But when she doesn't show, Armand's partner Albert dons a wig and steps in to fill her high-heeled shoes. And the guy is actually convinced for a while, which makes you wonder if he's considered laser eye surgery.
Family: The Levensteins
Jim's dad really tried to be
sensitive and understanding to his son's problems. But his attempts to