Topics

Nicole Kidman

'The Family Fang' review: Jason Bateman directs adaptation of family dysfunction

'The Family Fang' review: Jason Bateman directs adaptation of family dysfunction

Family dysfunction takes on new meaning in "The Family Fang," a film about a pair of performance artists for whom everything in life is part of the act, and the effects this existence has on their two children.

The elegantly structured adaptation of Kevin Wilson's best-selling novel opens in a scene from the past. In the family car, parents Caleb (Jason Butler Harner) and Camille (Kathryn Hahn) are preparing their adolescent children Annie (Mackenzie Brooke Smith) and Baxter (Jack McCarthy) for something. Caleb is dressed as a police officer and Baxter, at probably five, is asking if he can taste the fake blood again.

Suddenly we're in a bank, where Baxter is staging...

Loading
79°