Screened Out: The Family

By : Stephen Miller
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Robert DeNiro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron, John D’Leo

The Family could be one of those great, terrible movies for teaching students lessons about tone and consistency. Because it has none. Sometimes, your only purpose in life is to stand as a dire warning to others. The Family does this as a film.

French director Luc Besson aims to take De Niro’s reputation acting as a mobster and turns it into crass, violent, puerile comedy – meaning The Family means to degrade great actors and their past work. De Niro signed up for it, along with Tommy Lee Jones and Michelle Pfeiffer. Why?

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