Luc Besson’s mob comedy “The Family” looks like potential fun times — if you don’t expect it to change the way you view the world, that is. It looks highly predictable, even generic in a lot of ways, but there’s nothing wrong with predictability and being generic when you do it well. Not saying “The Family” does it well, but check out three clips and a new batch of images from the movie and judge for yourself.
If nothing else, Michelle Pfeiffer as a mob chick is kinda hot. But maybe that’s just me.
In the dark action comedy The Family, 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, in this subversively funny film by Luc Besson.
Starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron, John D’Leo, Dominic Chianese, Vincent Pastore, and David Belle.
The family comes home this September 13th.