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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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Coach Caldwell (as Khris Scaramanga)
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The Pastor
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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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Caroline Franklin: She smokes cigarettes and give blow jobs - that's a 'slut'... right?
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My Favorite film about religion EVER
24 August 2007 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

the most "spiritual" film I have seen in a long long time. maybe ever. also one scene around the dining room table a piece of comic perfection. I understand a release date is coming up in the fall. if it comes to your town and you want to see a movie that makes you think this is it. Aviva is great in it and she is most certainly a future star - (Superbad is out now which she is in) - also all the actors seem perfectly calibrated. There is a tone set by this movie that is used to surprise through out. i would not know what to call it - it is comedy but the undergirding message is so fierce and direct that "comedy" is not a big enough word for it. I love this film. It is a thinking man's comedy. but even that phrase is not really good enough. FTF does have a message and that message needs to be heard right now


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