• The Family Fang (2016)

The Family Fang

Release Date: April 29th, 2016

DVD Release Date: July 5th, 2016

R |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

An actress (Nicole Kidman) and her brother (Jason Bateman) investigate the mysterious disappearance of their parents, two performance artists known for their elaborate hoaxes.

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman, Christopher Walken, Maryann Plunkett, Jason Butler Harner, Harris Yulin, Linda Emond, Ali Wentworth

Director: Jason Bateman

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Aggregate Films

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    E. Oliver WhitneyScreenCrush

    It may not be as poignant a story as its characters give way to, nor reach the cathartic resolutions it builds towards, but The Family Fang is still a refreshingly creative approach to the family drama. show more

  • 90
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    [A] smart, tart adaptation of Kevin Wilson's best-selling 2011 debut novel, which thumbs its nose at the clichés of the over-trafficked dysfunctional family genre to dissect the sometimes lifelong quest of children to understand their parents in ways that are funny and bittersweet, poignant and often bracingly dark. show more

  • 70
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Films about dysfunctional families are as common as families themselves. But for most of its running time, The Family Fang impressively negotiates around the familiar trappings, finding a relatively new way to discuss familiar themes. show more

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