In "The Family," Giovanni Manzoni (Robert De Niro) is the patriarch in a family comfortably in the mafia, until he decides to turn on that family and snitch. To keep him and his family safe, they are all relocated to France as part of the witness protection program. The family takes the name of the Blakes, with Fred, the father, Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer), the mother, Belle (Dianna Agron) the daughter, and Warren (John D'Leo), the son.
It doesn't take long for the family to become bored with their surroundings and new lifestyle. They soon fall back into old ways, including offing those who cross them, even slightly. These happenings blow their cover, alerting the mob to their location. This is bad news for the Blakes, along with Tom Quintiliani (Tommy Lee Jones), the CIA agent assigned to the family, as all try to remain safe when the mafia comes for revenge.
"The Family" hits theaters at the end of the summer 2013 movie season filled with hits like "The World's End," "Getaway," "Drinking Buddies," "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," "Paranoia," "Kick-Ass 2," "We're the Millers, "Elysium," "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," "2 Guns," "Blue Jasmine," "The Wolverine," "The To Do List," "Only God Forgives," "World War Z," "Man of Steel," "This Is the End," and "Olympus Has Fallen."
What Happens When It's All Over?
Fred Blake: "There was a time when I had it all. People would ask me, what was it like being untouchable? The question they really should have asked was, what happens when it's all over?"Fred Blake, aka Giovanni Manzoni, gives an overview of the plot. He was at once time a mafia boss living large. That all changed when he snitched on the mob and was forced to deal with the consequences of that decision.
Belle Blake: "What are you guys doing?"
Classmate: "It is just five minutes to get to know each other better."
Belle Blake: "Hey boys, if this is your approach to women, you're not going to get very far."
We're Not in Brooklyn Anymore
Maggie Blake: "We're not in Brooklyn anymore."
Fred Blake: "I don't think there is anywhere further than Brooklyn than this rat hole."
Belle Blake: "I'm sick of being in witness protection."
He Disrespected Us
Fred Blake: "You all right?"Maggie Blake: "Nothing much, just the prospect of packing up again and moving once they find out you killed the plumber."
Fred Blake: "I didn't kill him. I took him to the hospital."
Maggie Blake: "Why'd you beat him to a pulp? He's the only plumber within a radius of 20 miles."
Fred Blake: "But he disrespected us and he made you wait on him, honey."Maggie Blake: "Geez, honey, I survived."
Fred Blake: "And the guy was trying to rip me off so put yourself in my shoes."
Maggie Blake: "I definitely wouldn't have beat him up. I mean, who's going to fix the pipes now?"
Fred Blake: "Who's going to rebuild the supermarket that burned down the first day we got here? Huh?"