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The Family

Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Family
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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 Agent Stansfield's best efforts to keep them in line, Fred Blake and his family 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.
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE F
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, rda
video file, DVD video, rda


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Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron

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Aug 10, 2014
  • innovator rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sorry to the viewers who didn't enjoy this movie, but I did! This wasn't in my opinion a hard drama mafia movie, but a dark comedy. I got what I expected from this dark COMEDY movie. So, if you expect a lot of mafia activity, (in my opinion) this movie isn't for you. I just enjoyed it!

Jun 15, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A clever action farce about a mob family landed in a small French town near Normandy. Soon, each member of the family began to commit their signature crimes to take care of [obstacles], all under watchful FBI agents until a vindictive mafia boss sent his assassins to town ... time to move again.

May 18, 2014
  • Saint_Mirin rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Drama not a comedy or dramedy. A very lousy drama as well.

Apr 06, 2014
  • Barsby rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Watch "Married to the Mob" instead.

This is about as Italiano as you can get? This were most of humour is based on?

Apr 01, 2014
  • kevfarley rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Disappointing,.. especially considering the caliber of the talent employed ! The preview made it look better than it delivered.

Mar 07, 2014
  • Mcpiers1909 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Definitely overrated. The trailer, which is what interested in this movie, made it look like a comical parody of mob life, etc. However, the funny scenes in the trailer were out of context and not nearly as comical in the movie. Overall, the movie was depressing and a bit sad.

Mar 02, 2014
  • lasertravis rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Average gangster family action comedy. Too ridiculous for me. Seemed to be trying to maintain a sort of credibility, even with such an over the top premise. Some funny parts, but just not enough to keep my interest. The graphic violence seemed out of place but done well.

Skip this one or read the book. You've already seen the funny parts about and out-of-place angry mafia family in the witness protection program in a town in France. The humor comes from the variety of ways the f'word is inserted in to the script and the variety of ways the family punishes individuals and the local community for not mindlessly following along.

Feb 17, 2014
  • madison382 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is a funny movie about a mafia family in in witness protection.

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Jun 15, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Fred, dad: This morning I was worth 20 million dollars. I'm probably worth double that now. I cheated death so many times in my life, I don't even think about it any more. It's like getting caught outside in a storm. You just have to avoid being hit by the lightening.

FBI agent : If I find out that you had anything even remotely to do with this, you're going to go away for a hell of a long time.
Fred: Clam down, I was with *you* all night.
FBI agent: That's the problem, your alibi is too good.


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