A penetrating look into a dysfunctional family, Jason Bateman's second film as a director is nothing short of fascinating. Not only The Family Fang offers thought-provoking questions about the nature of art and its relation to family dynamics and what it means to be human, but is also able to do so while keeping an impossibly charming and offbeat tone that services the narrative to perfection.
More like The Royal Fangs, amirite? Michael Blooth and Virginia Woolf have daddy and mommy issues in this would-be rejected Wes Anderson script. Well, I shouldn't give it 4 stars for all the sappy, clichéd and otherwise totally cringeworthy moments that got in there, specially in it's third act, but I'll do it because I really enjoyed Bateman and Kidman together and for some really (hit or miss) interesting writing.