Film Review: The family Fang

Dysfunctional families have long since been a staple of the cinema, the history of film is littered with them, for the very good reason that they're popular, funny, entertaining, and occasionally one or two made with a few teary moments that really do cut to the bone and make some interesting observations that stick with you long after the credits have given their moment of much needed relief.

This one, is most definitely of the latter, an unique film among others that definitely deserves some accolades.

Jason Bateman for directing and starring in a story that involves a concept that is both divisive and debate worthy.

A family that creates and participates in 'art pieces' - ordinary situations that have a dark spin to provoke a response.

Jason Bateman and Nicole Kidman are the siblings to parents Christopher Walken & Maryann Plunkett (in the flashbacks, Jason Butler Harner & Kathryn Hahn) and in present time, they're both getting on with their lives, with varying degrees of success.

An accident brings the four of them under one roof and forced to deal with the experiences they've shared and how that has changed and influenced them all, with one more 'piece'.

It is a beautifully made film based on the book by Kevin Wilson. With a suitably haunting and beautiful score by Carter Burwell.

Comments

  1. This quote comes from another strange and intriguing film. Also with Christopher Walken.
    “Zachariah: You didn't think I was what? Serious? You think I'm not serious just because I carry a rabbit?”

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