Movie Monday ~ The Family

Happy Monday everyone!  The work week has returned and I'm already missing the weekend.  I do have a few things to look forward to this week, so hopefully it will go by fast.  Over the weekend I checked out the new movie The Family starring Robert De Niro & Michelle Pfeiffer.

FYI ~ there are spoilers...!


The previews for this movie looked awesome and I was super psyched to see it.  You've got Michelle Pfeiffer blowing up a grocery store, Dianna Agron beating the shit out of some kid with a tennis racket, the son scheming his way through school and of course Robert De Niro.  Sad thing is, the preview for the movie showed all the best parts.

The movie's about a mafia family is put in the witness protection because Giovanni (De Niro) snitched on his friends.  They are placed is a small town in Normandy, France.  Hiding out is not their strong suit.  Their "old ways" quickly come back to them when they get "rubbed the wrong way."  De Niro narrates a lot of the film as his character writes his memoir.  Oh and he beats the plumber almost to death.  What, he got bored!

This movie was, unfortunately, not that great.  In my opinion, anyways.  I was hoping it was going to be much more of an mafia movie than it was. The best part was at the end when the big mafia guys found Giovanni and his family and everyone got shot up!  I give it 2 1/2 stars.  Save it for a Redbox or Netflix night.  At least that way you're already in your pajamas :)


Thanks for stopping by for Movie Monday!  Have a great week and I'll see you next time!