The Family Fang
Directed by Jason Bateman
A brother and sister return to their family home in search of their world famous parents who have disappeared.
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★★★★ review by Robby Warren on Letterboxd
The Family Fang is a darkly comical family drama that proves Jason Bateman will go places as a director. This certainly isn't a movie for everyone but I found it to be very engaging and poignant. Bateman and Kidman also make for believable siblings despite not looking similar at all.
★★★★ review by Milez Das on Letterboxd
When the movies opening sequence finishes I was like, What the hell is going on? But as the movie moves forwards and we are introduced to the characters, we get to know the real tangling of every situation going on...
What I loved about this movie was the bond between Brother and Sister, i.e between Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman. Thses two have been through a series of misfit adventures created by their parents when they were growing up. They lived a life were they constantly in a situation were they we creating a world of uninvited surprises. And the creation which their parents were making was just very sad to look.
I mean the father who just looked out for himself and his so called art, played by the brilliant Christopher Walken is just so selfish of him that I was angry with character throughout the movie and even the mother who was tells she sacrificed her kids to be with him, I mean she was sad, her eyes were telling all of it.
The characters were very well developed, you can see and read each one of them. Nicole Kidman shines throughout the movie, she is just brilliant here. I like when she gets angry or emotional, she looks so cute...Also Jason Bateman who we all know for his comedic roles does a great job in both playing the supporting brother and Director of this movie.
The Family Fang is a story about dysfunctional parents, but because of there activities the only good thing that came out was the strong bond between a Sister and her Brother.
★★★★ review by Dawson Joyce on Letterboxd
Led by Jason Bateman's excellent direction, his terrific lead performance along with another strong turn from Nicole Kidman, and a script that's as witty as it is poignant, The Family Fang is an intelligent and engrossing look at a dysfunctional family unit, even in spite of its tonal inconsistencies, which occur quite often.
★★★½ review by Tom Grey on Letterboxd
Thanks to strong performances from Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman, terrific direction, a nice style, and a good balance of comedy and drama, "The Family Fang" is a unique and entertaining look at a dysfunctional family. Kinda loved this one.
★★★½ review by Wayne on Letterboxd
While the third act has a twist that stretches believability, and it occasionally becomes a little totally confused, "The Family Fang" is still a really engaging dramedy with two great lead performances, a unique style, and strong direction from Jason Bateman.
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