Friends and Family
Friends and Family (2001)

Two Mafia gunmen give new meaning to the phrase "keeping it in the family" in this offbeat comedy. Danny (Christopher Gartin) and Stephen (Greg Lauren) are a pair of mob enforcers who see to it that no one crosses the Family and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 1, 2001
DVD Release Date: October 21, 2003
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Which is worse? Lame jokes about gays or lame jokes about the mob?

Jorge Morales
Village Voice

First-timer Coury's fast pace can't outrun Joseph Triebwasser's predictable script, saddled with mobster clichés and queer stereotypes.

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Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

You haven't lived until you've seen a bunch of straight goombas taking a crash course in swish history, the better to pose as employees of a catering company.

Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic

There's no rhythm or style to any of it, just the dismal feeling that the filmmakers have seen La Cage Aux Folles and The Godfather too many times.

Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News

Predictable fun, but fun all the same.

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Christopher Null

Is the movie finding its jokes in subverting the stereotypes or in the stereotypes themselves?

Dave Kehr
New York Times

An overloaded, slow-moving series of predictable jokes and forced situations.

Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter

Painless, sweet comedy.

David Noh
Film Journal International

Makes the clobbering minds behind My Big Fat Greek Wedding seem the apotheosis of subtlety and nuance by comparison.

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