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Jason Bateman directs this little jewel of a film based on the novel of the same name by Kevin Wilson and adapted for the screen by David Lindsay-Abaire. Bateman also stars in the film as an integral part of a sterling cast of actors. It is refreshing to see a film that discusses all forms of art – acting, painted/composed art, music and performance art – in a manner that introduces the audience to forms of art they may not have witnessed. Bateman is a deft director and brings all the subtleties as well as the well-timed humor and dysfunctional family strains together for an educational <more>
as well as an entertaining movie.Annie Nicole Kidman and Baxter Jason Bateman Fang, the adult children of the controversial husband and wife conceptual performance art couple famous for their quirky macabre public performances Maryann Plunkett and Christopher Walken , have never got over the fact that their parents kept using them during their childhood in their often gory and disturbing satirical public performances Annie and Baxter as children are played by Mackenzie Brooke Smith and Jack McCarthy and as teenagers by Taylor Rose and Kyle Donnery . They often clash with their now elderly parents over this and blame them for their problems in their adult life. However, the two become worried when they're told by the police that their parents have gone missing during their trip outside of town. The brother considers the possibility that something horrible might have happened to them, but the sister is convinced that it's just another one of their stupid games or twisted conceptual performances. She convinces him that they should go and look for them themselves.Adding considerably to the cast are Harris Yulin as the parents, mentor, Kathryn Hahn and Jason Butler Harner as the young parents of Adam and Baxter, Linda Edmond in a very key and surprising role, and other fine cameos. The significant musical score is by Carter Burwell and Beethoven .In all this is a fine film awaiting recognition by an audience. Intellectual, funny, and touching – it has it all. Highly Recommended.
For an independent film I though this was going to be tedious and strange, but it actually played out to be an incredibly good film. It made me cry. Christopher Walken is so engrossed in his role you almost believe he isn't acting at all.Really good film that everyone should give a fair go.
Art in itself, about art and much more (by daniel-moos77)
I was shocked to see that someone could rate this movie with only 1 star and call it #2. Any CGI-Junkie and "state-of-the-art-Hollywood-moive" fan sarcasm will be disappointed. But if you give this movie a chance to effect you, then you will be anything else than disappointed. I came across the book by accident and it was not for me a great read. But seen it performed by this ensemble of actors was worth it. If you get upset about any sign of incest and a kiss like this is not , then Shakespeare's King Lear is not art, either. Watch "Pacific Rim" instead. Many of <more>
the dialogues in this movie I did watch over and over, the choice of words, the setting and acting were simply great. Walken, Kidman and Bateman – awesomeness thanks NPH on screen. The story is, at least just for me, the frame, which is holding it together. Parents and kids will always struggle to get along. And here it is stretched over the top - into the realm of art. But then life itself is a form of art. And this movie shows that Hollywood not only produces #2 these days. One point I did not like was the shaky camera. It is supposed to be modern and probably cool. Still it is annoying as hell and gives me a headache, in any movie it is used in. This movie uses it in certain shots, but could easily do without it.
Poses a lot of great questions about what makes great art! (by Hellmant)
'THE FAMILY FANG': Four and a Half Stars Out of Five A dark comedy-drama flick, about the two adult children of a very controversial 'conceptual performance art' couple. The siblings blame their mother and father for all of their current problems in life; and when their parents go missing, the sister is sure it's just another disturbing art project. The film was directed by Jason Bateman, who also co-stars in it, and it was written by David Lindsay-Abaire. It's based on the 2011 novel, of the same name, by Kevin Wilson. The movie also co-stars Nicole Kidman who <more>
co-produced the flick too , Christopher Walken, Maryann Plunkett, Kathryn Hahn who also costarred in 'BAD WORDS'; which Bateman also directed and starred in and Jason Butler Harner. I enjoyed the film immensely.Baxter and Annie Fang Bateman and Kidman had a very bizarre, and highly unconventional, upbringing. Their parents are world famous 'conceptual performance artists', named Caleb and Camille Fang Walken and Plunkett , and they incorporated Baxter and Annie into most of their projects when they were young . The siblings have had a lot of issues, as adults, because of it. When their mother and father go missing, and are presumed dead by authorities, Annie becomes obsessed with proving it's another art trick.I really like the story for this movie; it poses a lot of great questions about what makes great art. I'm a big fan of performance art I experience with it a lot on social media , so this film is very interesting to me. I agree with Christopher Walken's character, on his opinions about art, but I think he took it too far, by involving his kids I can see how that could do a lot of psychological damage to them . The movie is also a great character study, and the performances are all excellent too. Bateman also proves, once again, what a talented director he is, as well I'm also a big fan of 'BAD WORDS' . It's definitely a film worth seeing!Watch our movie review show 'MOVIE TALK' at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v OHm0V1TOCkg
Based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Kevin Wilson, 'The Family Fang' by Jason Bateman, is a wonder of a film. No kidding, this is a sublime film, about family & the importance of parenthood. This One's A Near-Perfect Comedy-Drama!'The Family Fang' Synopsis: A brother and sister return to their family home in search of their world famous parents who have disappeared.'The Family Fang' is a quietly devastating film, on how important it is to be a good parent, in order to raise their children sane. In here, the unsettled protagonists Bateman, Nicole Kidman, <more>
in Pure Oscar Peak Form , are a victim of unusual parents Christopher Walken & Maryann Plunkett, both brilliant . They are not your regular parents, they are attention seekers, who find Art in the Reality of Life. They put up gigs not even one of which shows any signs of entertainment, but of rather fright & they swear to live by it, in extreme measures. Its a devastating journey to see this family so distort, torn between love, commitment & art.David Lindsay-Abaire's Adapted Screenplay is superior in all terms. 'The Family Fang' is essentially a comedy, with some dark, dramatic undertones. I was engrossed & heartbroken by the struggle of its scarred protagonist. 'The Family Fang' is about artistry gone too far & how a family is only a family, when you treat it like one. Bateman's Direction is Brilliant. He takes charge of the narrative & doesn't let you go. Take a bow, Mr.Batemen!The Fangs aren't particularly normal, but nor is their journey. Don't Miss It!
The Family Fang: its best Quality is Originality, I guess. (by niutta-enrico)
This is a very good work of fiction, well represented on the screen by Jason Bateman who starred and directed it and his stellar cast. It's the story of a unusual family: you will find the story truly original, not only in its premises or in the sequence of events but also because in the end you'll be left without any moral teaching: everything will seem possible and acceptable.I found it interesting but, to be sincere, not really catching or entertaining. If you are looking for a Comedy I'm afraid you'll be disappointed. If you think you are going to watch a drama <more>
you'll probably find it poorly moving. If you want to see something original, on the contrary, you could be satisfied I guess.
when this ended I said "wow". bateman and kidman are the adult children of performance artists. as children they were used as part of the act and in flashbacks seem to have enjoyed their parts. however, as adults they are estranged from their parents and don't want to talk about what happened. the set up is a new one to me, but you could substitute alcoholics, drug dealers, etc. for performance artists and what happens to the children. bateman directed, great job; kidman was really good. Christopher walken is scary as the father. I know, but he was. this is not a feel good <more>
movie. it's for movie lovers who can live without things blowing up every 60 seconds. it's not a perfect film, but a very good one.
Autistic Reviewers Opinion Of This Movie. (by autisticreviewers)
This movie was so different compared to any movie I've seen this year, and for a while! It takes us into the mind of a celebrity and how they stage things and work their way to do anything to make art/acting look so real. It was was beautifully done, but definitely not for the faint of heart.Directed by Jason Bateman and starring Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken and Maryann Plunkett. The plot involves the story of Caleb Fang and Camille Fang, two actors who do things things for a living by hoaxing and staging almost every situation. They have brought up their 2 kids Baxter <more>
and Annie Fang into these situations. The kids decide to go their separate ways and back away from their parents "celebrity" lifestyle. Years later they get a call from their parents asking to meet up. They decide it's a good idea and meet up with them. After a huge falling out with their parents officers arrive at the door saying their parents have died. Is it another hoax or is it for real? As stated above, this movie is so different and so true in many aspects. The acting is brilliant especially from Kidman and Walken. Kidman's character acted like a child at heart and she did not act her real age at all! Walken was very scary and very nasty as the father. An extremely disturbed man. It takes you into the eyes and mind of a celebrity, such as pretending to fake run in public for better publicity appearances, pretending to eat healthy, pretending a fan is not near you, and most of all...pretending to be normal. Celebrities dragging their children into a sick, twisted, fake game is what this story is about...and as disturbing as that is....it's actually true for a lot of celebrities! It's not exactly a comedy movie. It's more of a Drama movie. It's really hard to watch this. You get to experience the reality of what people/kids have to go through just to be a celebrity!All in all, i can't say I had fun watching this, but it was definitely a great, original idea and was brilliantly executed! Jason Bateman's directing and even acting gets better by each movie. 4/5 stars 8/10. Autistic Jay