Dad of Divas' Reviews: Blu-ray Review - The Family

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Blu-ray Review - The Family

The Family
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About the Movie
Academy Award® Winners Robert De Niro* and Tommy Lee Jones** star in this action comedy from executive producer Martin Scorsese and acclaimed director Luc Besson. 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 Agent Stansfield’s (Tommy Lee Jones) best efforts to keep them in line, Fred Blake (Robert De Niro), his wife Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer), and their children Belle (Dianna Agron) and Warren (John D’Leo), can’t help resorting to old habits by handling their problems the “family” way. Chaos ensues as their former Mafia cronies try to track them down, and scores are settled in the unlikeliest of settings.

Blu-ray Exclusive Features

  • Making The Family
  • The Many Meanings of FU*%!
  • Sneak Peeks
  • Theatrical Trailer

My Take on the Book
While the trailer that I initially saw with this made it look like a very funny movie, it was funny but more of a dark comedy. The movie has a great cast and they do a great job portraying this family through all of the twists and turns within the movie itself. The cast makes the movie work and you really get the family vibe from them! The movie was engaging and kept me wondering what would come next in the scheme of things. There is violence in the movie, so it is not a family-friendly movie (at least not for young audiences), but if you are a fan of mafia movies and love to see DeNiro in a mafia movie, this will satisfy!

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