A human drama about a father who protects his teenage daughter and family with love.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Family Portrait - Family Portrait (Modern Family) - Netflix
“Family Portrait” is the twenty-fourth episode and the final episode of the first season of Modern Family and the twenty-fourth episode of the series overall. It originally premiered May 19, 2010 on ABC. The episode was written by Ilana Wernick and directed by Jason Winer. It guest stars Kobe Bryant and Sean Smith. In the episode, Claire makes an effort to take a new family portrait. Gloria and Manny go with Phil and Alex to a Lakers game and share an awkward moment on the jumbo-tron. Cameron gets a job as a wedding singer while Mitchell takes care of Lily and battles with a pigeon that entered the house. Luke interviews Jay for a school project. After lots of mishaps, the family is barely on time for the portrait but Claire's perfectionism gets on Jay who starts a mud fight. The portrait is not as perfect as Claire was imagining it but she admits that she loves the result. “Family Portrait” became the second highest rated show in the series history and received positive reviews from critics with many praising the scene where Mitchell attempts to kill the pigeon and Cameron singing Ave Maria.
Family Portrait - Cultural references - Netflix
Cameron sings the song “Ave Maria” at the wedding. The same scene where the song is played while Mitchell is trying to kill the bird is very similar to John Woo movies. The scene is also similar to The Godfather. Phil tells Luke to go through the sprinkler the “Hurt Locker” way, in a reference to the film The Hurt Locker. Phil makes a reference to Willy Wonka.
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