A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Protect your family. Fight evil.
Positive Role Models
Fernandinho is a loving family man who only wants the best for his family. He means well and fights hard to protect them. Supporting characters are positive and work well together with Fernandinho to repel the vampire threat.
The cast is Brazilian. All character representations are very stereotypical across gender roles.
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Violence & Scariness
Some violence, but it's all very comical and absurd. The special effects aren't high production quality, either, which also decreases the realism factor. Vampires bite people in the neck, chase and hunt people, and turn into bats. A bat bites a man in the buttocks. A vampire woman is hit in the head with a statue and knocked out. A vampire is impaled in the chest with a stake, bursts into flames, and disintegrates into ashes. Another vampire explodes into ashes when sun rays hit it.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some romantic kissing. A husband tries to initiate romance with his wife but is quickly rejected.
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Language includes "ass" and "hell."
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Products & Purchases
A few references to Dora the Explorer, TikTok, and Uber.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
A man briefly mentions a former "doping scandal" that followed him when he was a professional soccer player. Brief reference to a "weed-smoking vampire."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that A Vampire in the Family is a Brazilian comedy about Fernandinho, a former professional soccer player who is now a happy family man. But when his wife's handsome and charming brother, Greg, suddenly shows up and needs to crash with them, Fernandinho begins to rightly suspect that Greg is a vampire. There is some violence, but it's all quite comical and absurd. Vampires bite people in the neck, drink blood out of wine glasses, and chase people. Vampires are hit on the head, knocked out, impaled with stakes, and a few explode into ashes when killed. Another vampire explodes into ashes when sun rays hit it. A former "doping scandal" is mentioned referring to Fernandinho's professional soccer career, and a reference to a "weed-smoking vampire" is mentioned. Strong language includes "hell" and "ass." To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This comedy has its heart in the right place, but its silly tone, over-the-top performances, and unrealistic action prevent it from being enjoyable. Most likely, viewers' reaction to main character, Fernandinho, will dictate whether A Vampire in the Family is a fun watch or not, especially because Fernandinho is in almost every scene of the movie. Leandro Hassum's portrayal of the hapless father will either annoy or please, as he's almost constantly energetic, fast-talking, and silly. For fans of Hassum, his depiction here is no surprise, so it isn't unexpected what is on offer here. But for others, Hassum's Fernandinho might be too ridiculous or annoying.
Much of the humor comes from him being embarrassed, rejected, insulted, ignored, or demeaned by those around him, his colleagues, his children, and his wife, primarily. The rest of the humor largely relies on slapstick action, mistakes, plans gone awry, and Fernandinho running around being scared and screaming at the top of his lungs in a high-pitched wail.
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