The Family

Synopsis: 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 CIA Agent Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones) to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni (Robert De Niro), 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.
Director(s): Luc Besson
Production: Relativity Media
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
111 min

Who's that?

How should I know?


Hello? Hello?


The only real question we should

ask ourselves during our existence is

how much is a man's life worth?

Knowing what you're worth is like

knowing what day you're gonna die.

Me? I'm worth $20 million,

and I'd hand over every last dollar

to get my old life back.

Sweetie? Wake up, we're here.

- F***. It's about time.

- Warren. Language.

Mom, we've been on the road 11 hours

and it smells like

a skunk's butt-crack back here.

That's no reason to talk like a punk.

- It's the dog.

Yeah. No kidding it's the dog.

If you washed him once in a while

like I asked you to,

we wouldn't have this problem.

Yeah, yeah.

We're looking for number ten.

- Next, on the left.

- There are no numbers.

No, I know. Stansfield said that.

That's it, yeah.

No, no, the left, and then...

That's it up there. Right.

Over here.


That's it.

No electricity?

No, there is, but they must have

turned the power off.

- Mom, what are you doing?

- Scaring the rats away.

- There are rats here?

- Who knows? You never know.

- I'm not staying here if there are rats.

- Belle, don't start, please.

Anyway, your father can't stand them.

Give him 24 hours,

he'll have killed

every single rodent in the place.


Belle, you're upstairs on the right.

Warren, opposite your sister.

- It's cold here.

- Well, I'll make a fire.


Idiots forgot the TV again.

- Tomorrow, they said.

- "Tomorrow," that's their favorite word.

Hey, you two, don't chew me out

whenever anything is missing.

Go see, talk to them yourselves.

Does anybody know

what this place is called?

Cholong-sur-Avre, Normandy.

The Avre part is a river.

Besides our boys landing here in '44,

what's Normandy famous for?

- Camembert.

- Calvados.


The Riviera had both those things,

and sunshine.

Yeah, so did Paris.

Yeah, right. But here is where we live

now, where they make the cheese,

and that's it,

so get used to the real world.


There you are. Good dog.

Hey, hon.

You want a hand with the bags?

No, no, no, I got it, I got it.

Get the kids to sleep, they gotta

get ready for school tomorrow.


I know it wasn't you,

but I couldn't say nothing.

Where the hell did you go?

- Checking out the property.

- It's so big?

Just getting my bearings.

I was trying to help the dog

find himself a spot.

- Tomorrow, I'll find mine.

- Oh, good.

No cereals, no toast, no peanut butter.

So you'll have to make do

with the apple donuts

I got from the bakery this morning.

- Where's this school at?

- I've drawn them a map.

- Do we still have the same names?

- No, we are the Blake family.


Just in case.

- Your hair is damp.

- Mom, it's fine.

- Have a good day.

- Bye, Dad.

Love you.

- Love you too.

I'm gonna go check out the town

- and get some groceries.

- All right.

Try not to slob around all day

in your robe, OK?

- No, 'cause of the neighbors?

- No, for your morale.

My morale is OK, honey. Don't worry

about me. I'm just a little out of it,

but you adjust more easily

than I do to these things.

What do we say

if we run into the neighbors?

Just give me some time to think

about that. In the meantime,

just give them a nice smile, and that'll

give us time to come up with an idea.

And Stansfield asked me to make sure

that you don't step outside

the front gate.

- Until when?

- Until he gets here.

And you're not supposed to mention

the Riviera.

Where are we from then?

The States, sweetie.

This is not looking good.

Yeah, we're playing

in the minor league now.

- We'll debrief at lunch?

- OK.


- Voil.

- Mm. Thank you, miss.

Is there anything in this area

worth seeing?

You know, museum, monument?

There is

a pressing museum machine,

uh, at Verneuil.

Um... There's St. Cecilia's Church,

uh, with it, mm, 15th century

stained-glass windows.

Oh. Can I walk there from here?

No. It's next town, 20 kilometers.

Next town...

- You're the Yank?

- What do you want?

If you're American, you must be rich.

Wow, you must have read

some pretty big books

to get to be the big intellectual.

You gonna act the smartass with us,

are you?

OK, can we just cut to the chase here?

What game are you in?

Bullying, protection, shakedowns?

You got a monopoly

or do you divvy up the market?

What do you reinvest your dough in?

Welcome to Cholong, Yankee.

Sorry, any what?

Du beurre de cacahute...

Peanut butter.

Ah. No, we don't stock

stuff like that, lady.

I was only asking.

I'm sorry,

but where might I find the pasta?

On the end, on the right,

after the dog food.

- Merci.

- You're welcome.





That makes 92 francs, please.

Keep the change.


- Is it any good?

- I think it's edible.

So how is the recon going?

- It's fine.

- Shoot.

Well, the four jerks

that were hitting on you before,

they're in the 12th grade,

and they organize the summer prom.

Remind me not to attend.

The big guy with the cap,

he's the rugby team captain.

He'd do anything to get good grades

in math,

and he's friends with Jimi Hendrix.

Who's in love with the girl

with the pink ribbon in her hair.

And the girl coming

straight from Gotham City,

runs the school black market

on cigarettes.

The gossip girls over by the window,

they're the sister of the son of a b*tch

who plays Dumbo in the corner.

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Luc Besson

Luc Besson is a French film director, screenwriter, and producer. He directed or produced the films Subway, The Big Blue, and Nikita. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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