The Family (2013)

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Starring: Robert DeNiro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Diana Agron, John D’Leo, Tommy Lee Jones

Plot: A mafia family is relocated to Normandy, France under a witness protection program. Unfortunately, the family is notorious for their mafia ways of dealing with people and issues that their cover is blown.

Overall: 8/10

Review: I’m usually hesitant when it comes to these kinds of mob/mafia/group of criminal films, and approached The Family with the same mentality. Given, I should’ve known that a DeNiro and Pfeiffer film can’t be disappointing. Throw in actors like Diana Agron—if you don’t like her other films, don’t underestimate her in this film!—and John D’Leo…can I just say: Where did this kid come from?! Stellar cast that truly brought a stereotypical plot to life and gave it the perfect balance of humor, sentimentality and action. My only real complaint was the ending (not bad to the point where you don’t appreciate sitting through the film—but the kind of ending that just makes you go “Ehh”—the kind that doesn’t really make you form a reaction to the film as an entirety), and some parts dragged a little bit, but other than that, I think it was a decent mobster film.

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