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Forgiving the Franklins (2006)

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A conservative, God fearing Southern family is spiritually changed by an auto accident, but who they become puts them at odds with the highly conservative values around them.

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Betty Franklin
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Frank Franklin
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Caroline Franklin (as Aviva)
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Brian Franklin
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Peggy Lester
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Zak Spears ...
Coach Caldwell (as Khris Scaramanga)
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The Pastor
Doug Purdy ...
Junior Law Partner
Bob Savage ...
Senior Law Partner
Terry Leftgoff ...
Bert Lester
Erica Woodson ...
Station Attendant
Kimberly Price ...
Christian Parent's Association Leader
Tracy Berna ...
Christian Women's Group member
Suzanne Brown ...
Christian Parent's Association Woman
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The Franklins are Bible belt Christians: Frank's a lawyer, Betty's a homemaker focused on her children and her church, Brian is a senior who plays football, his younger sister Caroline is a cheerleader who thinks she's fat, prays often, and is impatient with God. When the family is in a car crash, all but Caroline are in a coma during which they see Jesus who removes their inhibitions and their piety. Awake and refreshed, Frank, Betty, and Brian discover their sexuality, their independence from Sunday worship and formal prayer, and the ability to talk frankly. Caroline - and her godmother, Betty's best friend, Peggy - are horrified. Can Caroline be saved, and the Franklins forgiven? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong sexual content including a scene of aberrant intimacy, graphic nudity, frank dialogue and some language
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This film was made without a film crew, as evidenced by the end credits. See more »

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Peggy Lester: Caroline, it's either a blessin' or a lesson. God has a plan for you. You keep your eyes aimed up, honey, that's where the help's coming from.
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Turning Back Time, Sort Of
7 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just got back from the GLBT Film Festival at the AMC Loews 34th in NY. A friend told me about this film. Audience response was very positive! Lots of good solid laughs as well as some quiet moments of realization. Top notch in every area. A movie that makes you think, and then makes you realize how lucky we'd all be if we could turn back time and live without shame or guilt. I imagine this will come close to, if not win, the audience favorite award! What was most surprising was the fact the the movie appears to start off as a satire and then slowly weaves into a genuine commentary on the negative and sometimes violent reactions of the very group it started to satirize. There isn't any mean spirited humor at the expense of one group, just a slow realization that we would all be better off if we just went back to the gentle innocence that we all started off with.


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