L' Amico di Famiglia (The Family Friend) (Friend of the Family) 2006

The Family Friend

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The ugly world of a loan shark (Giacomo Rizzo) includes rape, misogyny and a horrific home life.

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Critic Reviews for L' Amico di Famiglia (The Family Friend) (Friend of the Family)

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (3)

  • Endlessly infatuated with its own cinematic flamboyance, Paolo Sorrentino's latest aims for profundity but has no more substance than the average flashy TV commercial.

    September 29, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Cuts a fine balance between the stylised and the austere.

    March 16, 2007 | Full Review…
  • A single viewing doesn't do justice to this film's singular visual imagination.

    March 16, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Tom Dawson

    BBC.com
    Top Critic
  • All the surface style is properly wrapped around ideas of substance.

    November 29, 2006 | Full Review…

    Geoff Andrew

    Time Out
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  • The film fails singularly to provide any character worth caring about.

    May 26, 2006
  • Paolo Sorrentino's third feature The Family Friend expands the maverick helmer's singular vision, though this time he's crafted a more complex world to illustrate his philosophy: everyone steals, and everyone is unhappy.

    May 25, 2006 | Full Review…

    Jay Weissberg

    Variety
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Audience Reviews for L' Amico di Famiglia (The Family Friend) (Friend of the Family)

  • Mar 08, 2008
    Unusual and uneven tale of an unattractive small time loan shark and his trouble with women. Admittedly stunning visual style and left field music can't quite compensate for the willful eccentricity which often seems forced and unnecessary.
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