The Family (2013)

IMDb: The Family (2013)

The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.
Director: Luc Besson
Writers: Luc Besson (screenplay), Michael Caleo (screenplay) …
Stars: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron …

Went to the movies to see this. After all, it’s billed as a comedy and other friends of ours had watched it and liked it.

I really do try to find something good to say about any movie we’ve watched all the way through, but I’m having a hard time with this movie. Actually, it’s impossible for me to say anything good about this movie. We found NONE of the main characters likable—their answer to every little irritation was to beat up, maim, kill, blow up, torch, bomb, etc. The movie was over the top in f-bombs and other crude language. Worst of all, we had an adult male teacher having sex with a high school girl. I realize this family was in France, but this movie was made for American audiences, and this is pedophilia and illegal. DISGUSTING! We really should have walked out at this point, but we sat there like toads on a log and watched this entire movie. We were disgusted with ourselves, and worse, we were disappointed with our fellow movie viewers. Why? Because they cheered when our main characters killed other evil characters. There was nothing worth applauding about one criminal shooting another criminal.

If any of you saw this and found it enjoyable, know that I’m okay with you liking it. Just don’t ask me to like it, or be happy for you.

Don’t recommend.

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