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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, his wife Maggie and their children, Belle and Warren, 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.
Comedy (Dark) Action - While billed as an action comedy, there's actually very little action
until the very end, most of the film being a dark fish-out-of-water
comedy. Violence, constant language, and some adult subject matter
make the film inappropriate for kids. Fans of the stars should be
pleased, but out of the recognizable faces, Tommy Lee Jones has a
fairly small supporting role.
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words; 7 S-words; 1 GD; a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex without nudity. VIOLENCE: Bloody beatings and shootings. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco. ACTION: Fights and shootouts. COMEDY: Constant darkly humorous lines and situations.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 77 moviegoers:
TEENS:The two males loved "The Family."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Two males rated it above average and one rated it average. Only one of the four females enjoyed it very much. The other three only rated it average.
ADULTS:The male and female reviews are very similar. About a third loved it with close to another third rating it above average. Unfortunately, better than a third rated it average, which indicates an enjoyable, but not memorable, movie and is a bit on the low side. A few even rated it below average.