There's a lot to like in The Family Fang. Bateman follows up his stellar performance in The Gift with another scene stealer, and Kidman and Plunkett are both strong. The concept itself is unique. The 'archive' footage is hilarious. But the overall film manages to plod along to an ending that the viewer is not likely all that invested in, without fully exploring the characters or their relationships. The tone is all over the place, and the dialogue, surprisingly, given the writer's Pulitzer background is painfully on the nose.