Are you a fan of classic mobster movies like Goodfellas or Casino? Then you should check out The Family, a 2013 movie directed by Luc Besson, now available on Amazon Prime. Despite the cliché “mob guy hiding out in witness protection” storyline, the movie is pretty entertaining, especially for fans of the genre.
The story follows Giovanni Manzioni (played by Robert De Niro), a former member of the mafia who enters the witness protection program with his family after ratting out his cohorts. They move to a small town in France, where they try to start a new life away from their past. However, their old habits die hard, and they can’t resist the temptation to do things the “family” way. As a result, they put themselves and their new community in danger from vengeful mobsters.
The Family is based on the French novel Malavita (Badfellas in the 2010 English translation) by Tonino Benacquista. The movie features a talented cast, including Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron, and John D’Leo. Each actor brings their own unique talent and energy to the film, making it a fun watch for fans of the genre.
Despite the predictable plotline, The Family has enough twists and turns to keep viewers engaged. The cinematography and music also add to the movie’s overall appeal, making it a visually stunning experience.
If you’re in the mood for a classic mobster movie, then give The Family a watch. It’s a well-made movie with an excellent cast, and it’s now available on Amazon Prime for your viewing pleasure.