Movie Review: The Family Fang (PG13)
Jason Bateman gives dysfunctional family a new meaning.
His second directorial effort about a pair of siblings Annie (Nicole Kidman) and Baxter (Bateman), whose adulthood is a mess due to their upbringing, deals with deep, serious issues.
Thankfully, Bateman keeps it light and fun.
Based on Kevin Wilson's novel, the duo try to make peace with their eccentric parents Caleb (Christopher Walken) and Camille (Maryann Plunkett), performance artists whose works involved using their kids as props to stage distasteful pranks. When their parents go missing, the siblings have to decide if the couple have staged yet another elaborate prank.
Bateman and Kidman have an easy chemistry, while Walken and Plunkett deliver strong performances.