The Family 2013 R CC

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(732) IMDb 6.3/10
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When a Mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France after snitching on the mob, they can't help resorting to old habits by handling their problems the "family" way.

Starring:
Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer
Runtime:
1 hour 52 minutes

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The Family

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Comedy
Director Luc Besson
Starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer
Supporting actors Dianna Agron, John D'Leo, Tommy Lee Jones, Jimmy Palumbo, Domenick Lombardozzi, Stan Carp, Vincent Pastore, Jon Freda, Michael J. Panichelli Jr., Paul Borghese, Anthony Desio, Ted Arcidi, David Belle, Raymond Franza, Barbara Bolotner, Jan Hammenecker, Paulette Frantz, Claudine Acs
Studio Relativity Media, LLC
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

It was a good movie with a great cast.
christine16
It's not a movie I'll watch again (even when it hits TV), but I don't feel like I wasted my time.
John
The plot rambles a bit and there isn't enough character development.
Edward

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62 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Chris Kennison VINE VOICE on November 5, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
It was a good move for Robert DeNiro to return to something mobsterish after his turn in the bottom of my yearly movie list, "The Big Wedding". "The Family" is a comedy/crime drama from well-known action director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Leon: The Professional & Taken). Many American movie actors are going abroad to film their action movies these days and for the most part, they’ve all been pretty terrible; for instance, "Live Free or Die Hard", "Taken 2", "From Paris with Love" and "The Cold Light of Day", two of which Luc Besson had a part in. So, does "The Family" fall into that mold?

DeNiro plays Giovanni Manzoni, a mobster in the witness protection program that turned on his cronies and is now a heavily monitored and frequent mover. His family, Maggie, Belle and Warren are products of their father. They have learned a few things about getting what they want and defending themselves. With their new home in Normandy, France, they struggle to hide their nature.

The movie trailer plays into the movies comedy and the description of the movie leads with the word comedy. While I found a lot of the movie pretty funny, I think it is important to not go into the movie expecting to be humored like one of our American version crude comedies. Go into "The Family" not knowing what to expect and you’ll find that it tackles many genres of film and has a good range of comedy, action, drama, and to top it off, some quality suspense.

To be honest, some of Luc Besson’s earlier films are some of my favorite movies I’ve ever seen because those movies had amazing characters and great personality.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Pgipe on June 13, 2014
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Really cute movie. It keeps you entertained. Mom & kids are really good at adjusting to the new world. recommended
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28 of 38 people found the following review helpful By smokiediebear on December 10, 2013
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Don't let other reviews dissuade you from watching this film. If you enjoy movies like, Meet the Parents, or Analyze This you'll love this film. De Niro played his classic Mobster role, but with a twist of trying to be a good family man. The role of the wife and kids where a perfect family combination. We loved this movie simply put.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on April 12, 2014
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My wife and I enjoyed this movie. It is a typical dysfunctional family plot, with the twist of them being psychotic mob characters, which make it very funny.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Raven on April 1, 2014
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This movie is truly a little gem... it is packed with humor REAL HUMOR not teenagers smoking pot and looking up teachers dresses... it is about a MOB family who needs to be protected after I guess rating on mob leaders... they go to France... and the world they create and live in makes them tough and so far ahead of the 'normally' slow intellect of others... it's got to be hilarious! It does have one or two dramatic moments like the last 15 minutes or so of the film when their cover gets blown... but it is entertaining... and Michelle does an amazing job as does the mater actor... De Niro. Worth owning, worth watching more than once. loved it. Didn't give it five because it obviously was not a major movie or release. But you'll love it if you still have managed to keep a sense of humor after life has kicked your ass enough times... LOL!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dana Dell on April 11, 2014
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It was a pretty good movie. Not as fast paced and gory as other mob movies. I liked how the kids just took care of business like the parents.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on December 2, 2013
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Fred Blake / Giovanni Manzoni (Robert De Niro) and family are in the witness protection program. The mafia has a $20 million price tag on their heads. They have just moved into Normandy. Tommy Lee Jones is their FBI contact. The movie plays light Italian music to induce us into thinking it is a comedy. There are numerous humorous moments, but it is far from a knee slapper. The characters are stereotyped, as is the mafia, minus the token character named Fat Tony...they use Fat Willie instead.

The family has to endure the snobbish French, all the while desiring to smash their faces, which sometimes they do. The writing was lackluster and flat. As contradictory as this sounds, the film relies heavily on stereotypes, yet at the same time fails to exploit the stereotypes to create a smart comedy. If you are going to do one, you have to do the other.

The kids at school scene begins as if it is going to be a smart comedy, but then fizzles. The affection Belle (Dianna Agron) develops for her math tutor was a complete bore and waste of time. Both De Niro's character and his wife Michelle Pfeiffer were poorly utilized outside of a few scenes.

Makes for a decent rental. Wait for a price crash to own.

Parental Guide: F-bombs, brief sex scene, no nudity.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Susan L. Curtis on January 5, 2014
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I like Pfeiffer, and DiNero but this movie did not cut it for me. I thought it would be a comedy. Instead it was black comedy. I did not think it was funny. It was just stupid. A family are moved from the United States to France for the protection program. They are up to their old ways. He kills the plumber because he is forced to wait. She bombs the grocery store because the grocer and his customers are talking about the bad manners Americans are. Bad enough their teenage children learn, and copy their parents bad behavior. Sell grades at school, papers, drugs etc.

Was not a good movie for my taste. I do see some people did enjoy it. But, not my cup of tea.
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