The Family

2013

Comedy / Crime / Thriller

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Robert De Niro as Fred Blake / Giovanni Manzoni
Michelle Pfeiffer as Maggie Blake
Dianna Agron as Belle Blake
Tommy Lee Jones as Robert Stansfield
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Reviewed by A_Different_Drummer 6 / 10

"Your future depends on women,," (dialog)

Every now and again, a film comes along that contains a scene so memorable that , the moment you see it, you immediately know that you will still be remembering it long after the rest of the film is lost to history. This is one of those films. Overall, it is yet another "drama-dy" of the type that de Niro has been losing himself in, at this later stage of his spectacular career. It is one of those films which, as the professional critics say, was doomed to fail, since the premise is so weak that, even if it were to fire on all cylinders (which it does not) you would still not get much of a bang.

But in the first 20 mins of this film, viewers get a treat. Transplanted to France as part of some not very credible WPP (witness protection program) de Niro's daughter Belle, well played by Dianna Agron, gets "offered a lift home" by a quartet of local punks looking to see that the girl's first day at school is memorable. She accepts. They drive to a secluded spot and she protests. Punk #1 basically ignores her and meaningfully brushes some of her clothing aside. She excuses herself, goes to the car, picks up a baseball bat (iconic, of course, in American gangster fiction) and promptly beats the %^$% out of the guy while his friends watch. She then effectively steals the car and drives herself home. While beating him senseless, this is the art in the scene, she lectures him as if he were a small child. She concludes her monologue with the epic line, "WOMEN ARE YOUR FUTURE" and then one more smack upside the head with the bat to drive the point home. I do believe this scene is right up there with the best talking points in Thelma and Louise, and maybe one or two other feminist classics also. But that folks is where the wonderment ends. The rest of the film is not much to write home about, except perhaps for the annotation that, in her late 50s, Pfeiffer is still one of the most beautiful women in the world.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 6 / 10

Mildly Amusing Occasionally

Mafia boss Giovanni Manzoni (Robert De Niro) and his family are in witness protection, and relocated for the upteempth time to Normandy France. Agent Robert Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones) tries desperately to keep this crime family in line.

Director Luc Besson is trying to make a black comedy, but it's only mildly amusing occasionally. It's cute to see Dianna Agron smash a guy with a racket. And it's cool to see Michelle Pfeiffer blowing up the convenience store. Of course, Besson is winking at us as Robert De Niro enjoys a showing of Goodfellas. But it's doesn't translate into a funny comedy. At best, there were a couple of chuckle worthy moments.

The movie probably needs a comedian. Looking around, there isn't one known comedian in the bunch. I can't imagine somebody who thinks the pairing of De Niro and Jones would result in hilarity. They could be funny, but only if paired with a great comedian. De Niro needs Ben Stiller for the Meet the Parents movies, and Billy Crystal for 'Analyze This'. And Grumpy face Jones can really only do the straight man. The Tommy Lee Jones role would be better played by somebody funny. Grumpy face is not that somebody.

Reviewed by Ric-7 1 / 10

I can't believe I watched the whole thing

I could hear a thunderstorm outside, so I stayed and watched it all. In retrospect, I would have had more fun standing in the rain. Early in the film, there may have been a smile or two in the lines. Once the gratuitous violence and killings began, I sat there wondering where did I go wrong? I am probably too old to laugh at needless killings. I find it about as funny as teen suicide. In slasher films, the body count is the point; here, well . . . what's the point? Whenever things got boring, another character was killed needlessly. The filmmakers at least had the restraint not to shoot the dog, but had no qualms about the needless killing of a friendly neighbor.

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