Watch The Family Online The Family includes the father Fred(Robert De Niro), the mother Maggie(Michelle Pfeiffer), the daughter Belle(Dianna Agron), the son Warren(John D'Leo). The guy that watches the family to protect them in the witness protection program(Tommy Lee Jones). Don(Dominic Chianese) and Fat Willy(Vincent Pastore) are two of the lead mob bosses.
This family is a known mafia and they are relocated to Normandy, France in the witness protection program. These Americans must fit in this town and not go back to their old ways of crime. Will they fit in with the French? Will they go back to their old ways? Will they be found?
This is a typical witness protection movie. At first you think it is going to be a good movie but then it goes downhill from there. There is a lot of violence and fighting. It can be funny at times. This movie is very predictable. If you want to watch a movie that has no deeper meaning than just the mafia then this is the movie for you. Definitely not one of the good mafia movies.
The centerpiece of the play, and of the movie, is an extended dinner-table scene that Violet, enjoying the opportunity to vent, escalates from anger to viciousness to all-out war. As dialogue, as pure verbal machine-gun theater, it’s a marvelously sustained and virtuoso piece of writing, yet the more that Violet kept ragging on the people around her, and the more that they just sat there, not really defending themselves or doing anything else, and not just walking out (they couldn’t do that, because then there wouldn’t be a scene), the more I felt as if I was watching a meticulously staged catharsis. Violet is a potent character, but she’s also a powerfully derivative assemblage of previous characters: She’s the drug-addict matriarch from Long Day’s Journey Into Night meets the mother-as-destroyer from The Glass Menagerie meets the violently addicted truth-teller from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? meets Mommie Dearest. As for that spilled-guts dinner battle, it’s riveting, yet so over-the-top that the scene it kept making me think of — I’m not remotely kidding — is the cannibal-family dinner-table scene from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. It makes that scene look light.
Watch The Family Movie Online So how good a movie, in the final analysis, is August: Osage County? That’s a very tough critical call to make. I give credit to anything that plays, and the movie’s acting is almost uniformly superb (though Ewan McGregor is way too decorous for these people; he seems to have dropped in from another planet). Will it be an awards film? In all likelihood. Yet on stage, where it was three-and-a-half hours long, August: Osage County may have had a more perfect home for its orgy of sprawling but hermetic dysfunction. On screen, it’s closer to Steel Magnolias staged with Venus flytraps. The dark revelations pile up in this movie with a little too much clockwork relentlessness. It’s engineered to get a rise out of us, and it does, but the definition of catharsis is that it leaves you feeling cleansed, and August: Osage County left me feeling more like I’d been given the emotional equivalent of a high colonic.