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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.


Jason Bateman


Kevin Wilson (based on the book by), David Lindsay-Abaire (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Nicole Kidman ... Annie Fang
Jason Bateman ... Baxter Fang
Kathryn Hahn ... Young Camille
Christopher Walken ... Caleb Fang
Marin Ireland ... Suzanne Crosby
Harris Yulin ... Hobart Waxman
Jason Butler Harner ... Young Caleb
Josh Pais ... Freeman
Alexandra Wentworth ... Sally Schiff
Michael Chernus ... Kenny
Linda Emond ... Miss Delano
Scott Shepherd ... Art Critic Matt Lovisek
Charlie Saxton ... Chicken Queen Manager
Claire Glassford ... Chicken Queen Cashier
Peggy J. Scott ... Woman in Bank


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cenas de Família See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,506, 1 May 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$240,067, 22 May 2016
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Christopher Walken's character's children in this film are children performers. In real life, Walken himself was also a child performer. See more »


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 »


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 »


Wishful Thinking
Performed by Glenn Shambroom & Friends
Written by Glenn G. Shambroom
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The idea isn't all that original, but the casting of Bateman, Kidman and Walken really make the movie better than it is
4 June 2016 | by Tony HeckSee all my reviews

"Our parents aren't missing. They are artists, this is all a performance." Baxter (Bateman) and Annie (Kidman) Baxter are brother and sister who have tried their best to put their past behind them. After Baxter is injured the hospital calls their parents. Growing up they were forced to be a part of performance art with their famous parents. When tempers flare and things are said the parents leave, and wind up missing and presumed dead. Not believing something happened to them for real the two siblings start to investigate. There are some movies that are good no matter who is in them, and there are some movies that are made better because of the cast. This is that kind of movie. The idea isn't all that original, but the cast of Bateman, Kidman and Walken really make the movie better than it is and makes it worth watching for that reason if nothing else. There are some pretty funny things in this, but I would call this more drama than comedy. Another dysfunctional family movie that is really missing something to make you connect to the characters, but the actors did all they could. Overall, a movie that isn't bad and is entertaining, but mainly due to the cast. I give this a B-.

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