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The Family Plan (2023) S: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan

Family road-trips can be difficult, even without assassins chasing you. The Family Plan premieres December 15.

Dan Morgan (Mark Wahlberg) loves his quiet suburban life as a devoted husband, father of three and successful car salesman. But that’s only half the story. Decades earlier, he was an elite government assassin tasked with eliminating the world’s deadliest threats. When enemies from his past track him down, Dan packs his unsuspecting wife (Michelle Monaghan), angsty teen daughter, pro-gamer teen son and adorable 10-month-old baby into their minivan and takes off on an impromptu cross-country road trip to Las Vegas. Determined to protect his family — while treating them to the vacation of a lifetime — Dan must put his long-dormant skills into action, without revealing his true identity.

An Apple Original Film hailing from Skydance Media, “The Family Plan” also stars Zoe Colletti, Van Crosby, Saïd Taghmaoui, Maggie Q and Ciarán Hinds.

The film is directed by Simon Cellan Jones and written by David Coggeshall. David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger produce for Skydance, alongside Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson through Municipal Pictures. John G. Scotti executive produces.
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Re: The Family Plan (2023) S: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan

Interesting casting to have her to play the wife of a secret agent spy type.
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Re: The Family Plan (2023) S: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan

This should be up on Apple TV+ tomorrow night.
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Re: The Family Plan (2023) S: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan

Surprised she got the lead since she is not actress that is in demand or getting a lot of big roles since the aughts.
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Re: The Family Plan (2023) S: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan

Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca
Surprised she got the lead since she is not actress that is in demand or getting a lot of big roles since the aughts.

She has experience playing the wife of a secret spy.
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Re: The Family Plan (2023) S: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan

Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca
Surprised she got the lead since she is not actress that is in demand or getting a lot of big roles since the aughts.
She starred in three shows, two for Netflix and one for Hulu.
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Re: The Family Plan (2023) S: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan

The December 15 premiere of the Mark Wahlberg-starrer The Family Plan on Apple TV+ debuted as the most viewed movie ever for the service, and now stands as the most viewed movie in Apple TV+ history, per insiders.
https://deadline.com/2023/12/mark-wa...es-1235678791/
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That's impressive. Although, probably short lived with Flower Moon dropping at some point soon.
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Re: The Family Plan (2023) S: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan

Watched this last weekend and by golly it was pretty damn good!

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Re: The Family Plan (2023) S: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan

Originally Posted by Runaway
She starred in three shows, two for Netflix and one for Hulu.
I likely wouldn’t have even watched this if she wasn’t in it. She was a bigger draw for me than Wahlberg.
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Re: The Family Plan (2023) S: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan

I thought it was okay - very predictable but some fun moments. It also seemed really tame and then all of a sudden there's a kind of gory moment or a big swear. Too much quick-cutting around the fight scenes too - I think everyone involved could have been shown for longer doing their choreography before cutting away. Felt very old-school "hide the lack of fight training" which I don't think is necessary for people like Wahlberg and Maggie Q.

But hey, it was free to watch. Can't beat that.
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Re: The Family Plan (2023) S: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan

We really enjoyed this! As others said it’s pretty predictable, but works.

I think if it were just the setup and Vegas it wouldn’t have been all that good, but spending time in Buffalo and rooting part of the road trip and plot with the kids really helped.

The keg stand segment was pretty great too.
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I had fun with this. The cutaways seemed to have been done to keep it mostly family friendly (until certain very violent instances, along with 1.5 uses of the F bomb, towards the end). I did like all the road trip stuff and, even though it slowed the pace, I did like how they actually discussed his big reveal rather than simply having the family do the quick react/reversal typical of this kind of movie. A solid B (maybe even B+) for me.
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Re: The Family Plan (2023) S: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan

My oldest daughter (23) and I watched this tonight and while campy, we both loved it.

She geeked out over Rachell “Valkyrae” Hofstetter, the Valorant streamer who was in Vegas, and said it lended legitimacy to the gamer subplot.

My only question was when did they diaper that kid back up after the elevator scene? Daddy had the diaper bag.

Anyways, I’d watch it again.

I gave it 4 out of 5 stars or a solid B.
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My only question was when did they diaper that kid back up after the elevator scene? Daddy had the diaper bag.

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Re: The Family Plan (2023) S: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan

I enjoyed this for what it was. Nothing particularly new or extraordinary but it was a lot of fun. If you watch it more as a road trip comedy about a father reconnecting with his family, it works a lot better than going in expecting balls-to-the-wall action.

Wahlberg and Monaghan were the highlights (Monaghan had the funniest line near the end of the movie!) It was easy to root for them. Their kids didn’t fall into the typical “annoying kids” trap that happens a lot with these types of movies either.

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Re: The Family Plan (2023) S: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan

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I enjoyed this for what it was. Nothing particularly new or extraordinary but it was a lot of fun. If you watch it more as a road trip comedy about a father reconnecting with his family, it works a lot better than going in expecting balls-to-the-wall action.

Wahlberg and Monaghan were the highlights (Monaghan had the funniest line near the end of the movie!) It was easy to root for them. Their kids didn’t fall into the typical “annoying kids” trap that happens a lot with these types of movies either.
I liked the small in-joke about the son's new name.
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Re: The Family Plan (2023) S: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan

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I liked the small in-joke about the son's new name.
My wife and I got a chuckle about that one as soon as the end credits started to roll.
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Their kids didn’t fall into the typical “annoying kids” trap that happens a lot with these types of movies either.
I liked them as much as I liked the OG Vacation kids.



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There’s no way in hell this gets 28% on RT. This was just pure fun. Everyone looked like they were having fun and the chemistry was great with the family. Blows my mind sometimes. Like movie critics don’t get it. Not every movie needs to be Oscar worthy. Some are meant to be silly fun and this sure was it. I was thinking, only Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson (of the action stars they mostly are) can pull off bad ass tough guy and also play it funny. This was simply a joy.
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It’s funny Monaghan playing the same role in two different movies with secret spy stuff.

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