Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones headline the mobster movie The Family. The film, based on Tonino Benacquista's book of the same name, was directed by Luc Besson. It follows a mob family that's relocated to a small village in France as part of the witness protection program.
The family's old ways are hard to put behind, but things come to a head when the New York mafia discovers where they're hiding and decides to finish them off once and for all.
I reviewed the film alongside Salim Lemelle and Rachel Applebaum on the PBS movie review show Just Seen It.
Salim and I felt the film was a bit over the top and tonally inconsistent. I felt like the film wasn't sure what genre it wanted to be. Rachel actually didn't mind the mix and felt that's what made the film fun.
We all agreed on the acting. De Niro, Pfeiffer and Jones all brought 100% to their roles. Glee actress Dianna Agron was the stand-out here, shining as the daughter who was falling in love for the first time, while defending her family from total annihilation by the mafia.
To see our complete review, watch below, including our opinions on whether you should "See It," "Stream It" or "Skip It."
Director: Luc Besson
Cast: Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron, John D'Leo
Studio: Relativity Media
Running Time: 110 minutes
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