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The Family Fang (2015)


A brother and sister return to their family home in search of their world famous parents who have disappeared.

The Family Fang (2015)

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Released Year: 2016
Runtime: 105 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Directors: Jason Bateman

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A brother and sister return to their family home in search of their world famous parents who have disappeared.

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90
The Hollywood Reporter - David Rooney
[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.
80
Variety - Justin Chang
It’s a measure of Bateman’s skill in front of and behind the camera that his performance here betrays nary a shred of actorly indulgence, operating instead in a subdued register that achieves quietly aching moments in the final stretch.
80
Time Out - Joshua Rothkopf
The Family Fang goes deep into dysfunction, but even more impressively, it smuggles in the daredevilish art theories of the late Chris Burden and his ilk.
75
The Playlist - Nikola Grozdanovic
A dysfunctional structure and some bizarre plotting stop the film from reaching greatness, but never from being endearingly satisfying.
70
Screen International - Tim Grierson
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.

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