Baxter and Annie Fang are two siblings who have not had a normal childhood. Their parents are famous filmographers, that plan stunts on innocent bystanders and film the entire charade. The Family Fang starts out with a flashback where Baxter "holds up" a bank and accidentally shoots someone (his mom) while the security guard (his dad) takes him down. The whole thing is being recorded and is a huge charade to get reactions out of people. These sorts of things were their entire childhood. Now, they are grown and have their own lives. When Baxter gets into an accident, he goes home to his parents and Annie tags along for support.
From here, we see that Camille and Caleb have lost their touch when it comes to pulling charades, and they blame their children for the downfall. Because they are so upset, they take off on a vacation to cool their heads. When their car turns up bloody, they are considered missing and in danger. Annie doesn't believe that they have really been hurt, that it's all just another one of their scams to get a rise out of people. So, Baxter and Annie go down a road to try and find their parents and expose the plan that they may or may not have been doing.
And that song that the kids sang in the park... that for real made me cringe. One thing I don't understand, is why they went by Child A and Child B. That's a little weird. On top of that one scene that made me cringe, there were so many other cringe-worthy things that happened during this story-line. This movie was just "ok" in my opinion. It wasn't completely awful - only because I found myself wanting to know if the Fang parents really were abducted or if it was another one of their scenes - but still not one I would want to see again. It's not a funny ha-ha movie, but humorous still at some points.
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"