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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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Some call it organized crime. Others call it family. 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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

De Niro's character says that he needs a psychiatrist. This is a nod to De Niro's roles in Analyze This (1999) and Analyze That (2002). See more »

Goofs

When the hitmen arrive in the train station they take two cars, a Mercedes and a BMW. The BMW is a 5 Series (E39) which production began from September 1995. Since the action is taking place according to the school newspaper in May 1995, this car model isn't on the market yet. See more »

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Fred Blake: Is everything all right?
Maggie Blake: Nothing much, just the prospect of packing up and moving again when they find out you killed the plumber.
Fred Blake: I didn't kill him, I took him to the hospital.
Maggie Blake: Why'd you beat him to a pulp? He's the only plumber within a radius of 20 miles.
Fred Blake: But he disrespected us and he made you wait on him, honey.
Maggie Blake: Geez, honey, I survived.
Fred Blake: And you know the guy was trying to rip me off, so put yourself in my shoes.
Maggie Blake: Oh, I definitely wouldn't have beaten him up. I mean, who's gonna fix the pipes ...
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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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References Some Came Running (1958) See more »

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Life or Death
Written by Jono Brown, Jeff Kollman
Ed. X Ray Dog - K Musik
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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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