The Family Fang ⭐️⭐️⭐️

The new take on the indie whimsical family drama in which the grown-up kids try to escape their eccentric upbringing and parents is that they are a family of hippy-ish conceptual artists that begins in the 70s who ropes their children into their acts, whether they want to or not. Jason Bateman directs as well as stars as one of the grown-up (and seriously f-ed up) siblings but cedes the limelight of the film to Nicole Kidman’s sister who seemingly struggles more with their childhood experience. But the highlight is definitely their parents played by Christopher Walken and Maryann Plunkett (and by Jason Butler Harner and Kathryn Hahn as their younger versions, the former is a spot on spitting image of Walken). A decent script, with an ending that doesn’t undo all the good preceding it, and solid directing make this worthy of the Wes Anderson comparison that it will inevitably attract. Just look at the poster for god’s sake…


2 thoughts on “The Family Fang ⭐️⭐️⭐️

    1. Nothing wrong with working with an old classical idea if it can be made fresh again, right? That’s what grabbed me as I watch the film unfolds.
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