A FAMILY AFFAIR – Review by Susan Granger

A Family Affair is a Hallmark movie – only it’s on Netflix. Shallowly concocted by debuting screenwriter Carrie Solomon, it’s clumsily directed by Richard La Gravensese, who desperately tries to breathe life into a mundane romantic fantasy that’s filled with beautiful, privileged people wearing stunning ‘designer’ clothes, cavorting on lavish sets.

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A FAMILY AFFAIR – Review by Nadine Whitney

Director Richard LaGravenese and screenwriter Carrie Solomon set up an unwinnable challenge, at least for the audience, in their new film A Family Affair. A competition between who is the least compelling character in a film littered with characters who are not in the least compelling. Zac Efron plays a ridiculous man child actor who is utterly disconnected from everyone and the real world. He treats his assistant Zara as you’d imagine him to, that is not well, but mostly it’s kiddy tantrums.

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