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Nasty, but brilliant
When I see this film reviewed, over and over, as a comedy, I don’t know whether to laugh or to cry. This is one of the most brutally cynical, agonizingly tragic films I’ve ever seen – the story of a family caught up in the romance of crime, trying to help at least the youngest generation escape its inevitable fate.
Perhaps it helps to know Sidney Lumet’s other work, especially his previous bitterly brilliant collaborations with Sean Connery: The Hill, and The Offense. Family Business is a similarly scathing attack on preconceptions. Lumet takes what looks like a tame little ‘heist comedy’ scenario and shows just how poisonously evil it really is. He gives us the charming scoundrel (Connery), and shows how destructive his devil-may-care attitude can be.
One might as well criticize Othello or Macbeth for having no laughs. This film is, in fact, Shakespearian in its tragic dimensions. Connery starts out with the classic Tragic Flaw, and must pay for it in the end. (There is a heroic dimension in his ultimate realization, at least.)
I can easily understand that many people won’t enjoy this film. It’s a nasty, venomous, painful piece of work. But it’s also quite brilliant. If you want easy answers, by all means, rent Ocean’s Eleven. But if you’re up for a challenge, don’t overlook Family Business.
What’s the problem?
I can’t believe the reviews for this!
If anything is open for critcism here, its the casting of Connery, Hoffman and Broderick as grandfather, father and son, but no one seems to mind that. Hoffman’s wife is a Jewish woman, played by Rosana DeSoto, who was Richie Valen’s mom in “La Bamba” and Edward James Olmos’ wife in “Stand And Deliver”. All the casting choices are questionable but I think someone along the way decided to be sarcastic about it, which of course makes the movie that much better.
Broderick is not a criminal but his elders are (or were) and he brings them all together to do a robbery. It makes perfect sense, since he’s in that family and has their blood. Without even trying hard, he’s a product of his environ, just like we all are. Matthew was a whiz-kid who got bored with that and doesn’t seem to have any guilt about this caper. His girlfriend (Victoria Jackson) has extremely questionable morals and practically brags about that fact at dinner one afternoon. But is also in keeping with Broderick’s character. He’s like a wanna-be lowlife.
Hoffman is working in the meat-packing district in the West Village of Manhattan and is trying very hard to do the right thing after having served time and having had an on-again, off-again relationship with both his father and son. He demands honesty and even fires a guy (Luiz Guzman) who is caught stealing from him. The movie is also very realistic from his point-of-view since he gets involved mostly to keep an eye on the other two. Father and son do not get along and always seem to be arguing about one thing or another.
Connery is a life-long trouble maker who was never much of a father but loves his grandson very much and has some pride about their all working together. He argues with his son..father and son do not get along, again.
Some of the dialogue is very funny and there are always great character actors in Sidney Lumet’s movies; this one is no exception. In very small parts are Marilyn Cooper, Deborah Rush and Marilyn Sokol. This is in addition to a great trio in the leads, all of whom register great work in this little-seen flick.
Movie has a real NYC feel to it. I’d recommend it to anyone.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min)
Genre Crime, Drama
Director Sidney Lumet
Writer Vincent Patrick (novel), Vincent Patrick (screenplay)
Actors Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman, Matthew Broderick, Rosanna DeSoto
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Lenses and Panaflex Camera by Panavision
Laboratory Technicolor, New York (NY), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm