The Family Fang

Wow. How Nicole Kidman’s career has gone from hot to not in less than a decade.

From the late 1980s until about 5 years ago, the Oscar winning actress was an A-list actress, commanding hefty salaries in tentpole and Oscar bait movies.

Lately, she has been relegated to direct-t0-DVD discount bin movies, including her latest, The Family Fang.

In The Family Fang, from Starz Media, not even a real movie studio, rather from a cable TV channel, a brother and sister return to their family home in search of their world famous parents who have disappeared.

The Family Fang is the second movie in two years starring Nicole Kidman to go directly to cable TV instead of movie theaters. Her Grace Of Monaco debuted on Lifetime Television last year, bypassing movie theaters altogether.

The Family Fang, at least, gets a very limited release in a handful of art house theaters before it appears on Starz.

Ironically, The Family Fang is not a bad movie. It is directed by Jason Bateman. It is an ultra-low budget picture that is a gloried big screen movie that is best suited for cable TV.

The Family Fang Trailer

Starring: Christopher WalkenNicole KidmanJason BatemanKathryn HahnMarin IrelandEugenia KuzminaJason Butler HarnerMichael ChernusJosh PaisMackenzie Brooke Smith
Genres: Drama
Directed By: Jason Bateman
Runtime: 105 minutes
Studio: Starz Digital Media
MPAA Rating R