A little graphic, a little comical, and a little genius, The Family explores the zany lives of Fred, his wife Maggie, and their two kids, Belle, and Warren, a family under the witness protection program after Fred snitched on the mafia. Filmed by the producer of Taken, Luc Besson, viewers can expect many similar-type fight scenes, and a predictable plot. In spite of the familiarity of the film, the dark conspiracy-laden movie manages to be an unanticipated riot. The cast of The Family, as well as the impeccable directing and soundtrack, definitely aids the lack of true finality for the plot.
Under the witness protection program and by the hand of their safeguarding Agent Stansfield, Fred's family moves to France, stirring up trouble even though they have promised to act nondescript. As Fred pretends to be a novelist, Maggie finds herself in church, Belle looks for love in her college-aged private tutor, and Warren uses his mafia-learned tendencies and wit to assert his power in school. Ripe with the F-word, and full of gore, The Family is "definitely not a movie for kids," onlooker Kristin Lindeman chimed in. "A lot of scenes were unexpected. It was good!"
Starring: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, and Dianna Agron
Directed By: Luc Besson
Rated: R for language, violence, and brief sexuality
Length: 112 minutes
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