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I recently just watched Peep World out of an interest in seeing Michael C. Hall outside of serial killer form.  First I’d like to say Hall doesn’t have too much range, because I still got a crazy, serial killer vibe from him as a regular house husband.  But seeing the rest of the cast, Rainn Wilson as a loser brother, Sarah Silverman as the bitchy sister, and what looks like John Ralfio from Parks and Recreation as the young ambitious brother that sold out his dysfunctional family’s dirty secrets for profit in the form of a book, it reminded me of other memorable dysfunctional families I’ve seen in movies and television.  Peep World had an interesting idea, but the Meyerwitz family wasn’t dysfunctional or colorful enough as it could’ve been.  Here’s 6 more dysfunctional families that makes me 10x more thankful for my own.  Spoilers below.

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One of the main reason we watch movies is to watch a likable and relatable hero/heroine overcome hardship and trial in the span of two hours.  It’s the reason that they’re likable that allows us to sit for two hours of our lives in a chair/couch/what-have-you.  On several occasions, I’ve seen movies when the opposite happens and I find myself in a situation: do I sit through 2 hours worth and watch an entire movie with an unlikable protagonist I care nothing about?  Some heroes are so unlikable, that I’ve wanted to stop watching a movie because of how difficult to become attached and to care for this particular character.  That doesn’t mean the movie isn’t good, it just makes it difficult to follow through, and usually the unlikable character gets some sort of redemption by the end.  It’s only when the movie ends as a total drag that I feel pissed off for wasting two hours of my life.  Unlikable leads areprevalent in indie films and I honestly probably haven’t seen enough to do this list justice, but I’m gonna damn well try.  Anyways, hit the jump to see some characters from good movies that are more than unlikable.

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