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Saturday, January 14, 2012

FAMILY SECRET (2009) REVIEW


   Does every family have a family secret? I don't know about that, but this family sure did. That is what Geno McGee tries to figure out after the death of his grandmother. The death sparks a string of murders in his family. The problem is his dead grandmother is apparently committing the murders. How can that be? Maybe the family secret is the answer.
  While there is a major family secret in this movie, there is one thing that isn’t a secret… this is an absolutely crazy family. There are so many of them, I can't get into describing each, but here are some you need to know. Obviously there is Geno played by Forris Day Jr. Forris does one of the better acting jobs in the movie. It may take some time, but I think you will come around to rooting for him to solve the crime. Then there is Gary (Alex Pierpaoli), a crude character that isn't afraid to tell anyone what he thinks of them. Trust me, he doesn’t have too much nice to say.
   Most importantly, there is the killer grandmother. What is there not to like about a grandmother that goes around killing her wacky family members? Grandma's favorite tool is a meat cleaver, which she makes good use of. There are some descent kills, including a multi-kill scene I call, "Massacre at the Bowling Alley!"
  Overall, the family alone makes this an entertaining movie. Yes, some get more screen time than maybe they deserve, but their clear annoyance for each other is fun to watch. They say everything that sometimes you wish you could say. Grandma McGee is a pretty scary looking grandmother that makes good enough use of her meat cleaver. Ultimately it is all about figuring out how grandma can be the killer when she is supposedly dead, and what she has to do with the family secret. I give this movie 2 pools of blood!

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