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The Family (2013)

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The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.

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A mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob. Despite the best efforts of CIA Agent Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones) to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni (Robert De Niro), his wife Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer) and their children Belle (Dianna Agron) and Warren (John D'Leo) can't help but revert to old habits and blow their cover by handling their problems the "family" way, enabling their former mafia cronies to track them down. Chaos ensues as old scores are settled in the unlikeliest of settings. Written by Minoesch

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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13 September 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Malavita  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,034,764 (USA) (13 September 2013)

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$36,917,730 (USA) (3 January 2014)
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Trivia

The Paris SG trading cards show the names Charlie Clerc and Stéphane Robuchon, members of the film's Art Department. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in 1995 but the Sony Disc player used by Belle and the DeeJay TV listing on the back of the La Repubblica newspaper are both from some time after 2002. See more »

Quotes

Belle Blake: I have something that I'd like you to solve: What's more beautiful than life itself... devours you inside... makes you laugh and cry all day... and makes you do anything... anytime... any place?
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning, the words "father", "mother", "son" and "daughter" are shown and intersected. Some of the letters vanish, and the remaining ones spell the film's title. See more »


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Rags to Riches
Written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Performed by Tony Bennett
Originally released 1953
All rights reserved by Sony Music Entertainment
With Courtesy of SOny Music Entertainment France
Copyright Warner Chappell Music International Ltd.
With Courtesy of Warner Chappell Music France
Copyright 1953, Renewed 1981. Lakshmi Puja Music Ltd./ASCAP/J&J Ross Company LLC/ASCAP
All rights reserved. Used by permission.
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Dire, stupid, unfunny, mindless waste of time
4 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

It's extraordinary that with such talent, such a budget, and with so many resources that a film could be so utterly stupid.

This is billed as a comedy and yet the only faintly amusing section is the sight of people who have anger management problems, or are inbred sociopaths, beating other people to pulp.

Director Luc Besson has created a film set in France that is more like Akron Ohio. Everyone speaks English, the teens act like Americans. Why France?, Why bother? Who cares? There is no story as a writer would know it; nothing hinged on plot and structure, just a series of post mafia clichés bind this goop which struggles at being a reference to other mafia movies, which were all funnier. Goodfellas was hysterical compared to this. Goodfellas showed the audience how to use a pen in unusual ways which was just a rib-tickling humorous moment of fall on the floor laughing. Such laughs in that movie.

Not this one.

There are goldfish who are bored and insulted at seeing this on the TV in the living room.


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