|Based on||Malavita (Book)|
by Tonino Benacquista
From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia(I am not putting the link because there are spoilers...if you want spoilers, just Google it, OK?): The Family (released as Malavita and Cosa Nostra in some foreign markets) is a 2013 crime comedy film directed by Luc Besson, starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron, and John D'Leo. The film follows a Mafia family under the witness protection program that want to change their lives. The film is based on the French novel Malavita (Badfellas in the 2010 English translation) by Tonino Benacquista.It is no doubt that one could admire people like Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones, but here, Dianna Agron(Glee, I am Number 4) and John D'Leo(Brooklyn's Finest and the Wanderlust) did so well too, almost at par, if not at par, with the veterans.
This film is very violent, but it has heart.
While watching this film, I was so mad at the priest here, played by Chistopher Craig. I am not mad at all priests, but the priest in this film is living proof that the evil life exists, even if he's so self-righteous. Then again, this is just my opinion.
As I have mentioned, I don't want to give the story away. All I can say is that even if this has an appalling topic, in toto, it is a beautiful movie.
It's just sad that other people have to have an evil life. I just hope that they, the ones that experience this kind of life for real, would have some redeeming factor, before crossing over.
- Robert De Niro as Fred Blake/Giovanni Manzoni, the father.
- Michelle Pfeiffer as Maggie Blake/Maggie Manzoni, the mother.
- Dianna Agron as Belle Blake/Belle Manzoni, the daughter.
- John D'Leo as Warren Blake/Warren Manzoni, the son.
- Tommy Lee Jones as Robert Stansfield, the FBI agent.
- Jimmy Palumbo as Di Cicco
- Domenick Lombardozzi as Caputo
- Stan Carp as Don Luchese
- Vincent Pastore as Fat Willy
- Jon Freda as Rocco
- Michael J. Panichelli Jr. as Billy the Bug
- Paul Borghese as Albert
- Anthony Desio as Bernie
- Ted Arcidi as Tommy
- David Belle as Mezzo
- Oisin Stack as Henri
- Dan Cade as BBQ Guest