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Robert De Niro leads ‘The Family’


The Family
Stars: Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron

Fred and Maggie Blake née Manzoni (Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer) move to bucolic Normandy, France, courtesy of the witness protection program, taking along their smart-aleck and larcenous kids. The former Brooklynites find it difficult to keep a low profile, in other words, they can’t quite let go of their criminal habits, making it a cinch for the mafia assassins who are hot on their trail to track them down.

De Niro and the craggy-faced Tommy Lee Jones should have been teamed up a long time ago; let’s hope this won’t be the last time. Executive produced by Oscar-winning director Martin Scorcese, The Family has all the right stuff to win big at the box office. –p.d. lee