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“The Family” (formerly “Malavita”) is from Luc Besson, so you probably shouldn’t expect a whole lot of “sense” to the film, and sure enough, there doesn’t seem to be very much here judging by the trailer. Which explains why Michelle Pfeiffer (who is still looking quite fine, by the way) can blow up a corner store in a small French town and not go to jail, or the daughter can beat people up with a tennis racket. You know, it’s a Luc Besson action/comedy, this stuff is like the point.
In any case, check out the first trailer for “The Family”. Who else would you cast in a comedy about the mob but Robert De Niro? It’s one of those movies that will no doubt try to straddle comedy and action, a very hard thing to do these days, so more power to the film for trying.
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 the best efforts of Agent Stansfield to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni, his wife Maggie and their children Belle and Warren can’t help but revert to old habits and blow their cover by handling their problems the “family” way, enabling their former mafia cronies to track them down.
Starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron, John D’Leo, and Domenick Lombardozzi.
The family goes to France this September 20, 2013.