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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.

Director:

Jason Bateman

Writers:

Kevin Wilson (based on the book by), David Lindsay-Abaire (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nicole Kidman ... Annie Fang
Kathryn Hahn ... Young Camille
Jason Bateman ... Baxter Fang
Christopher Walken ... Caleb Fang
Marin Ireland ... Suzanne Crosby
Alexandra Wentworth ... Sally Schiff
Harris Yulin ... Hobart Waxman
Jason Butler Harner ... Young Caleb
Josh Pais ... Freeman
Michael Chernus ... Kenny
Gabriel Ebert ... Joseph
Maryann Plunkett ... Camille Fang
Scott Shepherd ... Art Critic Matt Lovisek
Linda Emond ... Miss Delano
Steve Witting ... Art Critic Jacob Deforest
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Third collaboration between Jason Bateman and Kathryn Hahn. Hahn is also the only one to star in both of Bateman's directorial features. See more »

Goofs

In the convenience store, Baxter asks how much the magazine costs and the clerk says $2. However, the price of $2.99 is marked on the cover. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Featured in Half in the Bag: 2016 Movie Catch-up (2016) See more »

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Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Morning
Performed by Dinah Washington
Written by Pearl Delaney and Tom Delaney
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User Reviews

 
The Family Fang: its best Quality is Originality, I guess.
7 May 2016 | by niutta-enricoSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,506, 1 May 2016

Gross USA:

$262,921

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$649,555
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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