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The Family Fang (2015)

Country: USA

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Director: Jason Bateman

Writers: Kevin Wilson, David Lindsay-Abaire

Stars: Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken, Marin Ireland, ...

Annie and Baxter, the adult children of the controversial husband and wife conceptual performance art couple famous for their quirky macabre public performances, have never got over the fact that their parents kept using them during their childhood in their often gory and disturbing satirical public performances. They often clash with their now elderly parents over this and blame them for their problems in their adult life. However, the two become worried when they're told by the police that their parents have gone missing during their trip outside of town. The brother considers the possibility that something horrible might have happened to them, but the sister is convinced that it's just another one of their stupid games or twisted conceptual performances. She convinces him that they should go and look for them themselves.
Nicole Kidman's father visited her on set in New York. However, tragically, his visit was the last time they saw each other, before he passed away in September 2014.
Jason Bateman and Nicole Kidman both have several credits on the project. Bateman is the director, star and producer of the film, while Kidman brought the rights to the book, served as a producer and as the leading lady.
While writing the novel upon which the film is based, Kevin Wilson was working as a professor at Sewanee: the University of the South, where he continues to teach English and Writing.
First theatrical release distributed by Starz media.
Third collaboration between Jason Bateman and Kathryn Hahn. Hahn is also the only one to star in both of Bateman's directorial features.
Christopher Walken received a standing ovation for his performance after the screening at the Toronto Film Festival.
The novel ranked among Time's "Top Ten Fiction Books of 2011".
Jack McCarthy's feature film debut.
Nicole Kidman missed the world premiere of the film at Toronto Film Festival, despite her dedicated involvement with it, because she was busy with her West End play "Photograph 51" in London.
Christopher Walken's character's children in this film are children performers. In real life, Walken himself was also a child performer.
Reunites Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken after The Stepford Wives (2004).
Reuniting of Steve Witting and Jason Bateman. Earlier collaboration was 'Valerie'.
The first trailer for the film wasn't released until three weeks before the release date.
This is the second feature in which Nicole Kidman serve as both producer and leading actress. The first one was Rabbit Hole (2010), which also had David Lindsay-Abaire as the screenwriter. Kidman personally handpicked him to write the screenplay, followin
Nicole Kidman's father Antony Kidman visited her on set in New York. However, tragically, his visit was the last time they saw each other, before he passed away in September 2014. In a scheduling coincidence, the film held its world premiere on September
This is the second feature in which Nicole Kidman serve as both producer and leading actress. The first one was Rabbit Hole (2010), which also had David Lindsay-Abaire as the screenwriter. Kidman personally handpicked him to write the screenplay, following their first collaboration.
Nicole Kidman's father Antony Kidman visited her on set in New York. However, tragically, his visit was the last time they saw each other, before he passed away in September 2014. In a scheduling coincidence, the film held its world premiere on September 14th, 2015, exactly the date on which he passed away the year earlier.
"Intimate film score by Carter Burwell, which in some passages is reminiscent of 1999's Being John Malkovich. And while Spike John's movie was a masterpiece in his own genre, Jason Bateman is saved in corner by Carter's talent in creating a feeling of mystery and introspection with sound. More info available @ the Carter Burwell official website."