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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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Dianna Agron is the mobgirl next door See more »

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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  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$36,917,730 (USA) (3 January 2014)
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The book on which this film is based on had a sequel, Malavita Again, published in 2008. See more »

Goofs

In the movie, the personnel guarding the family are FBI agents. In actuality, the Witness Security Program is operated by the U.S. Marshalls Service, not the FBI. See more »

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Maggie Blake: [Whispering into a party guest's ear] You're gonna take that silverware and put it where you found it, nice and easy, or else I'm gonna break both your arms.
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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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Simple Lacking in Originality,
30 March 2016 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

The Family is a mediocre movie with an averagely written storyline and a mostly terrific cast. The performances are what really hold it together, keeping it modestly entertaining, Robert De Niro plays a really intriguing character who had a great droll personality, Michelle Pfeiffer shines as his wife and his scenes with Tommy Lee Jones are my favourite, seeing the two of them acting together was a pleasure. I did not enjoy the teenagers storyline, it was very typical teen comedy, as we see a relationship develop between De Niro's daughter and her math teacher, it was poor and easily could have been done just as effectively in twenty minutes on a television series. As for the main plot, though there were certain scenes I really liked, such as the Top 10 and the interview, it lacks originality, there is nothing here we have not seen before, and it feels as if they are aware of that, it makes no attempts to be different or to stand out in any way, which every movie should. It has its moments, but The Family misses more times than it hits, and I would say it is better off avoided.

The heads of a Mafia family move to France under a Witness Protection Program.

Best Performance: Robert De Niro

Worst Performance: Dianna Agron


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