It's quite ironic that under normal circumstances, a theatrical movie based around a novel is usually rushed and misses key parts of the plot (The Beach, for example...), yet Family Business, though based on a novel, feels the opposite... drawn out, and lacking a drive.
My hat (proverbial - baseball caps aren't "cool" any more) goes off to Dustan Hoffman, Sean Connery, and Matthew Broderick for pulling off wonderful mature performances in, what is, quite a serious film with its odd silly moment. Though this doesn't deter from what's missing; substance. The plot is their, as is the well explained story, the medicore directing, camera work, and use of time prevents the film from flowing nicer. Instead, the film feels like its been stretched out to 1 hour 45 minutes, when in reality, what you watch could have been compressed into just minutes!
Not a suitable DVD buy, but OK for watching once-over.