- Posted September 14, 2013 by
The Family Cherry @themovies Review
I saw the Family the new 'comedy' directed by Luc Besson, starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Tommy Lee Jones. I'm sad to say this is a film that doesn't live up to its all star cast promise. It's supposed to be a mob comedy but instead is a film made of different stories with the tenuous tie of a family sticking together that never gelled as a living family. I was especially grossed out by the storyline with a pedophile bent to it eeewww!!!
If you want to see a good mob comedy check out married to the mob (starring Michelle) from the 80's do you'll see a movie done right! I'm giving the movie a thumbs down with a resounding F!!!
The film follows a mafia family under the witness protection program that want to change their lives. The film is based on the novel Malavita (Badfellas for 2010 English translation) by Tonino Benacquista.