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The Family Fang (2015)

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A brother and sister return to their family home in search of their world famous parents who have disappeared.

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Sally Schiff
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Hobart Waxman
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Art Critic Matt Lovisek
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Freeman
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Young Annie Fang (age 9) (as Mackenzie Smith)
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Annie and Baxter, the adult children of the controversial husband and wife conceptual performance art couple famous for their quirky macabre public performances, have never got over the fact that their parents kept using them during their childhood in their often gory and disturbing satirical public performances. They often clash with their now elderly parents over this and blame them for their problems in their adult life. However, the two become worried when they're told by the police that their parents have gone missing during their trip outside of town. The brother considers the possibility that something horrible might have happened to them, but the sister is convinced that it's just another one of their stupid games or twisted conceptual performances. She convinces him that they should go and look for them themselves.

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Comedy | Drama | Mystery

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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6 May 2016 (USA)  »

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Cenas de Família  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$14,506, 1 May 2016, Limited Release

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$240,067, 22 May 2016
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Nicole Kidman's father Antony Kidman visited her on set in New York. However, tragically, his visit was the last time they saw each other, before he passed away in September 2014. In a scheduling coincidence, the film held its world premiere on September 14th, 2015, exactly the date on which he passed away the year earlier. See more »

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When she arrives home there is 5 messages on phone. She listens only to 4, ignoring the last one. It could be vital. See more »

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Baxter Fang: Don't be afraid. Own the moment. If you're in control then the chaos will happen around you and not to you.
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Featured in Half in the Bag: 2016 Movie Catch-up (2016) See more »

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I've Seen All Good People: A. Your Move. B. All Good People
Performed by Yes
Written by Jon Anderson, Chris Squire (as Christopher Squire)
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The Family Fang: its best Quality is Originality, I guess.
7 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

This is a very good work of fiction, well represented on the screen by Jason Bateman (who starred and directed it) and his stellar cast.

It's the story of a unusual family: you will find the story truly original, not only in its premises or in the sequence of events but also because in the end you'll be left without any moral teaching: everything will seem possible and acceptable.

I found it interesting but, to be sincere, not really catching or entertaining. If you are looking for a Comedy I'm afraid you'll be disappointed. If you think you are going to watch a drama you'll probably find it poorly moving. If you want to see something original, on the contrary, you could be satisfied I guess.


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