OK, the film really isn't as bad as Hee Haw it is actually worse. Instead of whipped cream pies in the face---baseball bats and tennis racquets are broken over heads--and every other character is shot in cold blood.
Yes, yes, black humor, gallows humor...this type humor can be very funny if done right with a lot of dryness to it. Actually witnessing violence in absurd unbelievable manners is not funny to non sadists. Maybe I am too old for this movie--somebody cracking open other people's heads with tennis rackets is not funny to me. Some things just are not funny even in make believe such as cruelty to animals.
But what do I know? The movie cost $30 million and grossed $86 million.
I watched the movie because Luc Besson was recommended in another IMDb review. Also I am a fan of De Niro whose talent is wasted here....ditto Pfieffer....Tommy Lee Jones is too old for the role.
I won't poke holes in the plot as it is too inane to bother...why would someone in the witness protection program invite the whole town to a barbecue?....blend in doesn't mean run for office.
Watch Hee Haw instead.
Comedy / Crime
Comedy / Crime
A mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob. Despite the best efforts of CIA Agent Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones) to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni (Robert De Niro), his wife Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer) and their children Belle (Dianna Agron) and Warren (John D'Leo) can't help but revert to old habits and blow their cover by handling their problems the "family" way, enabling their former mafia cronies to track them down. Chaos ensues as old scores are settled in the unlikeliest of settings.
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