Malavita(a.k.a. THE FAMILY) 2013

Based onMalavita (Book)
by Tonino Benacquista
Directed by 
Luc Besson Writing Credits (WGA)  
Luc Besson ... (screenplay) and
Michael Caleo ... (screenplay)
via HBO HD


We had no idea what this was all about when this was released here in the country.  All we knew was that it was being played at the Director's Club cinema at SM Supermalls all over the Metropolis.  When we were choosing between this and Captain Phillips during our first theater experience at SM Aura Premier, we chose Captain Phillips, which was showing at a regular cinema.  


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)[4] 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.  



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