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"THE FAMILY"
(2013) (Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer) (R)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Extreme
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Moderate
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking Heavy
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Action Comedy: A mafia family can't stop resorting to their old ways when they are sent to France in the witness relocation program.
PLOT:
Giovanni Manzoni (ROBERT De NIRO) is a former New York gangster who snitched on his mob superiors to the Feds and is now forced to live in Witness Relocation in France, under the watchful eye of Agent Robert Stansfield (TOMMY LEE JONES) and his assistants Di Cicco (JIMMY PALUMBO) and Caputo (DOMENICK LOMBARDOZZI). With him are his equally mobbed-up wife, Maggie (MICHELLE PFEIFFER), his whip-smart teenage son, Warren (JOHN D'LEO), and his blossoming teenage daughter, Belle (DIANNA AGRON).

In their small French town near Normandy, though, the Manzonis can't help being who they are. Giovanni resorts to mob-style violence to handle problems with the local mayor and plumber. Maggie torches a grocery store whose manager and customers insult her. Warren turns the local high school into his own personal organized crime ring. And Maggie falls in love with her math tutor between beating fellow students -- who get in her way -- to a pulp.

Giovanni also poses a threat because he hopes to write his memoirs while in isolation and further expose the mob and even his government handlers. Eventually, the Manzonis blow their cover and jailed mobster Don Mimino (DOMINIC CHIANESE) sends a hit team to kill the family.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Older teens may have some interest in the film, especially with Dianna Agron of "Glee" cast as De Niro's daughter.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For violence, language, and brief sexuality.


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