Robert De Niro is hit and miss with his comedies, but I think he could have a hit with The Family. It’s a dark comedy that suits his tough guy persona rather than poking fun at it like Analyze This and Meet the Parents. There’s still a fish-out-of-water aspect with his character, a mafia guy who’s forced to move with his family to France as part of witness protection, and I’m not quite sure what we’ll be getting. The trailer is half-comic, half-drama, but both sides look enjoyable. Hopefully, De Niro and his co-stars Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron (Glee), and John D’Leo (Wanderlust) can deliver the goods.
I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 20 admit-two passes to the Atlanta screening of The Family. Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free. The Family opens September 13th.
To enter for a chance to get you and a guest into the movie, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “THE FAMILY”. The screening is on Wednesday, September 11th at 7:00PM at Regal Atlantic Station, so don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Please note that a pass is not a ticket. To guarantee a seat, please arrive at the theater early since seating is first come, first serve.
In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the trailer:
Here’s the official synopsis for The Family:
In the off-beat action comedy “The Family,” a mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob. Despite the best efforts of Agent Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones) to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni (Robert DeNiro), his wife Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer) and their children Belle (Dianna Agron) and Warren (John D’Leo) can’t help but revert to old habits and blow their cover by handling their problems the “family” way, enabling their former mafia cronies to track them down. Chaos ensues as old scores are settled in the unlikeliest of settings in this darkly funny film by Luc Besson (Taken, Transporter).