There are few actors who play the same role throughout their career and be really good at it. Robert DeNiro is one of those actors. When you think of him you think mobster. In “The Family” you get him in the same role but this time he’s in witness protection with his family.
“The Family” starts out with a family driving to their new house. Gio, his wife and two kids are in the witness protection for turning on the mob in New York. They recently had to move from the Riviera to France. When you first see the family you think that the kids are all pissed off and won’t have anything to do with their parents. It is quite the opposite because they realize they are all they have.
The two FBI agents live across the street from their house and another comes and goes to make sure they are ok. One of the mob bosses Gio ratted on is constantly trying to find him and take him out. He has a $20 million dollar hit on him and every hit man is looking for him. Will they survive in the new location with all the best hit men in the world looking for them?
The cast in this movie was great and they had great chemistry together. Gio is played by Robert DeNiro and his wife is played by Michelle Pfeiffer. Their two kids in the movie are played by Dianna Agron and John D’Leo. There were some really good lines in this movie but my favorite was when Gio’s boy was talking to his sister and said “our dad can express how he’s feeling in any emotion with the word f*&$.”
“The Family” is a great movie and should be seen at the theater. I had my doubts that it would either be very cheesy or very good and it was very good. The movie is rated R for a ton of violence so parents, you have been warned. Don't take my word for it, here is my friend Tim English review of the movie below.